What is WPC?
WPC stands for Wood Plastic Composite. It is one of the most recent innovations in waterproof flooring and has grown in popularity over the last few years due to its ease of installation for both professional installers as well as the D-I-Y market. WPC flooring is available in both wood and tile shapes and designs. The rigid core is engineered to provide quick and easy installations with a click together locking system. The product comes in a wide variety of dimensions and decors and is available with or without a pad attached. WPC flooring can vary greatly in quality depending on the factory and the level of quality control maintained throughout the manufacturing process. For more information about WPC flooring contact Laminate Warehouse and speak to one of our flooring experts.
How is WPC Made?
WPC flooring consists of 4-5 layers and is made in a process that is similar to laminate flooring. However, one of the main differences between WPC flooring and what is traditionally called Laminate flooring, is the core itself. Laminate flooring consists of a core that is made with a High Density Fiberboard (HDF) which is water resistant but not waterproof. The core of WPC flooring is comprised of wood-plastic composites which are materials made of wood fiber/wood flour and thermoplastics. This waterproof core is then topped with a printed layer of Vinyl (PVC), a wear layer and a UV coating. The product is then cut into the desired dimensions and milled to provide a click together locking system.
Benefits of WPC Flooring.
WPC flooring is a very durable option and is suitable for most residential and commercial applications. It is also 100% waterproof and very easy to maintain and care for. Installation is quick and easy with patented click together locking systems that save you time and money during the installation process. This product category comes in a wide variety of decors, dimensions, designs and styles making it easy to find a suitable look for even the most discerning eye.
Installing WPC Flooring.
WPC is a floating floor and although many floating floors may share similar techniques for the general installation process, it is important to note that each and every locking system has its own unique tricks. It is recommended to carefully read the manufacturers instructions for the particular product purchased and to plan the installation carefully. With all flooring installations you should first ensure that the sub-floor is suitable and to prep the area before you begin. It is also wise to begin by first handling and practicing with a couple of planks to ensure you fully understand the unique characteristics of the product you purchased.