If you’ve researched LVT at all, you’re probably thinking, why pit a waterproof flooring
against another waterproof flooring. But it's not as simple as that. When we're talking about traditional luxury vinyl tile (LVT), it's a different product than the wood-plastic composite (WPC) vinyl in several ways.
We’ll discuss a few differences here, between the two, to give you an idea of what to expect. Differences in appearance, durability, and thickness are just a few ways that one of these might be better for you than the other. So, let’s find out more!
WPC vinyl flooring has a wood plastic composite core as opposed to the simple PVC layer that traditional LVT offers. WPC offers stability and a solid surface, while PVC allows the product to move more flexibly. WPC is also thicker, at between five to eight mm, while LVT is traditionally less than four mm.
You’ll find the appearance of WPC floors to be very natural, mimicking solid hardwood and stone right down to the texture, thanks to modern digital printing technology. LVT looks a bit more like vinyl since it’s thinner, although high-end materials do offer better imaging options.