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LVT vs waterproof flooring, what you should know

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!

What you should know about LVT vs waterproof flooring

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.
When you choose waterproof WPC vinyl, you’ll find it covers imperfections in the subfloor with ease, while thinner vinyl is not as forgiving, so imperfections show through over time. LVT isn’t quite as comfortable underfoot, as WPC materials offer an additional foam agent in the core materials for a warmer touch and more resilience.

When you’re searching for an LVT vs. waterproof flooring store, we hope you’ll visit us. We offer exceptional materials, but also a wealth of additional knowledge. If you still have questions after reading this, feel free to stop by for even more answers.
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Let us help with your LVT vs waterproof flooring options

Creative Flooring Pensacola is a perfect option for those looking for an LVT vs waterproof flooring retailer. We’ll make sure you know the differences between the two and help pick the one that best suits your requirements and preferences for every space.

From our showroom in Cantonment, FL, we serve the areas of Pensacola, Cantonment, Navarre, and Pace, and we’d love to serve your flooring needs as well. Just stop in when you’re in the area and let us help you with all your flooring needs, no matter how large or small.