Is vinyl plank flooring waterproof?

Is vinyl plank flooring waterproof?

Luxury vinyl is a good flooring material that can meet the needs of virtually every homeowner. This floor covering is ideal for areas that range from a little-used guest space to a family room that is the hub of daily activity. Its appearance is sophisticated, and its performance is dependable. Look for trendy vinyl flooring styles at B&B Carpets and Flooring in Long Beach, California. We carry brands by Mannington, COREtec, Armstrong, and more.

Core layer

You can depend on luxury vinyl planks to tolerate moisture for long periods when they include a wood-plastic composite or a stone plastic composite core. A WPC core contains wood byproducts and a foaming agent, while the main component in an SPC core is limestone. WPC flooring is very durable, but SPC flooring is almost indestructible

Three more layers

Vinyl planks, which mimic numerous hardwood species, are composed of four layers. First, the backing layer protects the core layer and supports the entire plank, too; next, the high-tech wood image layer is situated above the core. Finally, the all-important wear layer protects the image layer. Some brands even include an extra protective coating on top of the wear layer.

Wear layer

While the core layer repels water, the wear layer resists stains and abrasion. When this transparent surface layer is worn down, the image becomes damaged, and the flooring must be replaced. Therefore, it's essential to choose a product with a thick wear layer. A 20-mil thickness is appropriate for high-traffic areas in the home.

In addition to a selection of waterproof luxury vinyl planks, B&B Carpets and Flooring offers flooring installation for residences and property management. Our Southern California service area includes Compton, Seal Beach, Paramount, Paramount, Lakewood, Carson, Bellflower, Norwalk, Cerritos, and Cypress. Begin your vinyl plank flooring upgrade by using our online catalog and room visualizer. Then for personalized service, stop by our showroom in Long Beach.