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What is WPC Vinyl Flooring? Top 10 Things to Make You a WPC Expert

WPC flooring stands for Wood Plastic Composite. These 100% waterproof engineered luxury vinyl planks and tiles are DIY-friendly, featuring an effortless interlocking system that can be installed over most existing subfloors.

WPC vinyl flooring is extraordinarily durable and known for its gorgeous, realistic aesthetic. Using advanced technologies, manufacturers are able to beautifully mimic the look of natural wood and stone at a lower price point.

There’s a reason WPC vinyl is taking the flooring world by storm! This bad boy is changing the way people buy flooring and it will only continue to grow and increase popularity over the next several years.

There’s a lot to learn, but first, let’s take a look at what other industry experts have to say about WPC vinyl flooring.

“Luxury vinyl tile was already one of the fastest growing floor covering categories. When you add to its benefits waterproof features and ease of installation, WPC products are a homerun for the consumer. We’ve already seen a new generation of products out in the marketplace with enhanced stability, durability and stain and indent resistance. And, there is a laser focus on bringing out realistic visuals. This is just the beginning. I expect suppliers to continue to innovate in the coming years to help fuel the growth of this category.” – Amy Rush-Imber, Editor in Chief, Floor Covering Weekly

WPC Red Wine Challenge

Before we get into the details on WPC vinyl flooring, I want to show you just how legit these floors are. We wanted to put WPC vinyl’s ability to hold up to water damage and stains to the test and soaked that bad boy in red wine for 24 hours. We compared it to laminate and engineered hardwood to see how each floor would hold up.

What Is WPC Flooring?


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WPC vinyl plank flooring and WPC vinyl tile flooring are best known for being 100% waterproof. It is luxury vinyl flooring amped up a notch with a special waterproof core that makes it perfect for just about any room in the house.

WPC is the best of the best in the vinyl flooring world and hugely popular amongst homeowners looking for the look of traditional hardwood without the maintenance. It is also one of the most popular flooring options for commercial spaces and businesses.

It’s beautiful and low maintenance.

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Layers of WPC Vinyl Flooring

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WPC waterproof flooring is typically comprised of 4 layers.*

*Can vary between manufacturers.

Backing Layer

This is the backbone of your plank.

WPC Core

This is the main attraction! WPC flooring contains a solid, waterproof WPC core. It won’t ripple, swell or peel no matter much liquid you subject it to.

Printed Vinyl Layer

This is where you get your gorgeous photo imagery that makes the vinyl look (nearly) identical to natural materials like stone and wood. Often, WPC vinyl flooring is the highest quality vinyl on the market. This means you get the most realistic looks that people will swear are real wood/stone!

Wear Layer

Just like with traditional vinyl, the wear layer is like your bodyguard; it helps protect your floor from dents, scratches, etc. The thicker the wear layer, the buffer your bodybuilder, you feel me?

WPC indoor flooring is known for having buff, beefy wear layers offering more protection. When you look at vinyl flooring, it’s just as (if not more) important to look at wear layer thickness as plank thickness.

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Is WPC the Same as LVT/LVP?

WPC vs LVT / LVP. So.much.lingo.

LVT stands for luxury vinyl tiles and LVP stands for luxury vinyl planks. Sometimes you will find LVT/LVP that are also waterproof/WPC, but not always. They mean two different things.

Typically, all WPC products will be considered luxury vinyl tiles or luxury vinyl planks, but not all luxury vinyl is WPC. Kind of like how all golden retrievers are dogs, but not all dogs are golden retrievers. It’s a specialty in the luxury vinyl market.

It’s worth noting, the term “luxury” is kind of like “organic”. There isn’t an industry standard or definition so you have to be a little wary when you see it. Usually (and, for us, always), a luxury vinyl product includes a thick, durable floor, multiple layers, realistic 3D printing, a tough wear layer, and sometimes, a textured surface. If not, it’s probably more like that junk food that sticks an organic label on the cover to make you think it’s healthy.

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WPC Vinyl Thickness Options

Why does this matter?

Simple: a thicker plank is denser. It’s going to feel sturdier, and more substantial beneath your feet, as well as covering up for a less-than-stellar subfloor. It will also provide more resiliency and durability, making it more comfortable to stand on for extended periods of time, and also more likely to withstand the test of time.

All of our WPC vinyl flooring is relatively thick and definitely dense and durable enough for entire home use. If you’re trying to determine the best quality, you’ll want to look more at the wear layer than plank thickness.

That being said, here are the available WPC vinyl thickness options:

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WPC Vinyl Wear Layer Thickness Options

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The wear layer is the top surface of your WPC vinyl flooring. The wear layer is like the bodyguard for your floor. If your options were a scrawny little thing, or a big, bulky, tough and ready-for-battle bodyguard, obviously you’d want the latter.

While no bodyguard (wear layer) is perfect, there is a wide range and great options for every use and price point. Pretty simply put, thicker = better. The thicker the wear layer (or, the higher the MIL number), the more resistant your floor will be to scratching and scarring. Which wear layer do you need? Well, let’s take a look at our options.

  • 8MIL. This is really all you need for a residential space. In fact, in the vinyl world, an 8MIL wear layer is considered pretty darn good. It just happens to be the lowest we offer in the fancy stuff. Yes, WPC is fancy.
  • 12MIL. If you have a super crazy home with a ton of traffic going on, the 12MIL will give your WPC vinyl floor a little extra security. It’s almost like insurance for your floor.
  • 20MIL. The best of the best. 20MIL wear layers will keep even the busiest commercial space lookin’ good.
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Pros of WPC Vinyl Flooring

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  • It’s 100% waterproof. I mean, this is the trademark of WPC vinyl. The only other floor that can claim to be 100% waterproof is glazed manmade tile.
  • Perfect for imperfect subfloors. Little known fact: because WPC vinyl is so thick and durable, it can hide an imperfect subfloor. I know, I know, you don’t care what the subfloor looks like. But do you care about dropping a bunch of extra money leveling it beforehand? With WPC vinyl, oftentimes, you won’t have to.
  • Realistic wood and stone looks. Seriously, vinyl is changing. Rapidly. The top-end vinyl floors are able to more realistically mimic natural materials better than ever before. WPC vinyl is the best of the best, which means the looks are usually incredibly convincing and beautiful.
  • More resilient than tile. It’s true, you could just get a wood or stone look tile and it would also be waterproof. But tile is hard. Standing on a tile floor all day isn’t great for your joints or feet. Vinyl is more resilient and much more comfortable.
  • Zero maintenance. All you need is the occasional vacuum and damp mop to keep your WPC looking fabulous.
  • Kiss the phthalates goodbye. So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, goodbye. Many of our WPC flooring options are phthalate-free.
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Cons of WPC Vinyl Flooring

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  • Price. This is probably the only downside to WPC vinyl flooring. It comes with a lot of bells and whistles and the price can reflect that. Although, as more and more companies develop their own WPC lines, we are starting to see WPC flooring prices drop and become more affordable. Also, it’s still less expensive than solid hardwood with way less maintenance.
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Where Should You Use WPC Vinyl Flooring?


Mohawk Variations Waterproof Vinyl Planks

A better question would be where shouldn’t you use WPC vinyl flooring. Honestly, you can use WPC for any indoor application. So you wouldn’t want to use it to floor your entire backyard, but it’s great for any room in the house or business.

Because it’s waterproof and super durable, there are a few locations that are especially popular.

  • Kitchen. The warm wood look is so popular in kitchens right now, but if you’ve ever had solid hardwood floors, you know they don’t hold up to the kitchen. At least not a kitchen that you actually use. WPC vinyl is the perfect alternative. You can also go for a stone look and it’s a little easier on your feet and joints than traditional tile.
  • Bathroom. Yes! You can have the look of wood floor in your bathroom and you don’t have to worry about flooding. WPC vinyl is easily as good a choice as ceramic tile in any bathroom.
  • Basement. Basements can be prone to flooding so flooring can be tricky. Luckily, WPC vinyl gives you an option for a gorgeous wood or stone look floor in your basement without the worry of damage during a flood.
  • Commercial space. WPC vinyl is one of the most durable flooring options on the market. It can hold up to the high traffic of commercial spaces, piece of cake.
  • Anywhere! There really isn’t a bad spot for WPC vinyl floors. We just recommend you keep ’em inside.
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Who Should Choose WPC Vinyl Flooring?

WPC Vinyl Flooring: Top 10 Things to Make You an Expert.

Okay, cool. But is WPC right for you?

While anyone can benefit from WPC vinyl, there are a few types of people we’d really recommend it to.

  • Parents. Your kids are going to spill things. And if they don’t, like WHO ARE THEY? WPC vinyl is great for parents who want their home to look beautiful and not worry about the kiddos ruining their floors.
  • Pet owners. Arguably the best pet-friendly option on the market, WPC vinyl won’t cause your pups to slip and slide the way laminate can. It’s 100% waterproof so accidents are easy to clean and it still looks as gorgeous as hardwood.
  • Business owners. Have you ever looked down at the floor in your doctor’s office, restaurant or even grocery store? You’ll see gorgeous wood-look flooring that somehow looks fantastic no matter what’s gone on there recently. Chances are it’s WPC vinyl. We have some in our office and we find that business owners absolutely love it.
  • Everyone! There’s no wrong person when it comes to WPC vinyl!

Why WPC and Not Laminate or Regular Vinyl?

wood-look vinyl planks in a bedroom setting

The answer is pretty simple. WPC vinyl is 100% waterproof. Traditional vinyl and laminate floors are not.

Additionally, the thicker planks lend themselves to uneven subfloors, giving you less prep work before your wpc flooring installation. These thick planks also tend to be more durable and provide thicker wear layers which prevent your floor from dents and scratches.

WPC is like the best of the best in the vinyl world. Of course, many people are fine with traditional, water-resistant vinyl. But if you need that extra protection, nothing will do it quite like WPC.

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Popular WPC Manufacturers

Okay, so how do you find this magical flooring? There are a few brands known for their WPC vinyl flooring lines.

Shaw Floorte

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Shaw’s Floorte line is perfect for anyone looking for WPC vinyl on more of a budget. It is the only WPC vinyl flooring on the market (that we’re aware of) that you can get at the same price as traditional vinyl and laminate.

These planks still offer a realistic wood look while maintaining the 100% waterproof capabilities that WPC vinyl is known for. They are, however, a little thinner and more limited in their warranty.


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WPC Vinyl Flooring: Top 10 Things to Make You an Expert.

Mohawk offers an in-between option. Their prices are typically somewhere around Floorte. Additionally, their warranty also falls in the in-between with a 35 year home warranty, which, if you ask me, is pretty darn good.

You can find some really unique looks in Mohawk’s WPC vinyl line that will make you forget all about solid hardwood. Seriously, they’re gorgeous!


WPC Installation

wood-look wpc vinyl planks in a bathroom setting

Now, this could change any day as technology advances, but as of right now, all of our WPC vinyl floors come as interlocking floating floors. What does that mean for you? Well, those are the easiest kind to install!

So think about it – you don’t have to worry about unevenness in your subfloor* and you can easily install the flooring yourself. All the sudden the higher price point of WPC vinyl flooring is starting to seem more reasonable when you realize how much money you’re saving!

*Note: WPC vinyl can make up for a slightly uneven subfloor with normal cracks and wavering. However, if your floor is totally unlevel, not even magical WPC vinyl can fix that for you. In that case, you need to get someone out to moderately level your subfloor.

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Learn all about WPC vinyl flooring, where to use it and how it compares to laminate and regular vinyl in this in-depth guide.

About Ari Ziskin


Ari Ziskin is our resident expert in all things fitness, dance and flooring trends. After five years of blogging at Ari’s Menu, where she was featured on sites like The Huffington Post and Buzzfeed, Ari decided to pursue writing full-time. Nothing makes her happier than sharing her knowledge to help people create their gyms and begin their fitness journey.

87 Comments on “What is WPC Vinyl Flooring? Top 10 Things to Make You a WPC Expert

  1. Can wpc vinyl be put over wood floors or do they have to come up before laying it down?

    • Hi Becky,

      You can install WPC vinyl over any smooth, even surface so your wood floors should be great! Just double check the manufacturer specifications on the specific product to be sure. Please let me know if you have any further questions.

  2. can WPC flooring be installed over 12 in square tile floors:?

    • Hi Joe,

      For the most part, you can install WPC flooring over any flat subfloor. We always recommend checking the manufacturer specifications, however, just to be on the safe side.

  3. If I install WPC over 12 inch tile will it make a hollow sound when walking on it with heels

  4. Can I use my shark steam mop to clean WPC floors or is heat not recommended?

    • Hi Ally,

      We recommend cleaning regularly with just a damp mop and mild cleaning solution. Although the floors are 100% waterproof, manufacturers still tend to recommend not using an excessive amount of water or heat. An occasional steam cleaning is likely just fine, but every product is different so we recommend checking the manufacturer instructions just to be safe.

  5. Is all WPC flooring phthalate free or only certain manufacturers?

    • Hi Erin,

      It depends on both the manufacturer and the particular product. While shopping, you can look for the FloorScore certified symbol or in the product highlights we always list if the product is phthalate free. If you’d like, I can give you some links to a couple of our most popular phthalate-free WPC vinyl products.

  6. I just purchased a house in Texas and considering the WPC flooring. The concern is will it benefit or hurt resale value. Any insight?

    • That’s a great question, Tim. It’s true; there are people who still turn their nose up at the idea of vinyl. However, most people looking to purchase a home would have no idea that your gorgeous wood-look floor is actually vinyl. In my opinion, it would depend on how long you plan to stay in the home and who your target resale audience is. Younger crowds will often be a little more in the know about up and coming trends, like WPC. However, older crowds tend to prefer something classic and timeless like natural hardwood or tile.

      I do believe in the next few years WPC will absolutely raise resale value as more people learn about what it is and get out of the 1970s vinyl mindset. I hope that answers your question. If you’re interested in learning more about WPC, we’d love to get you set up with some free samples to look over in person. Please let me know if you have any further questions.

    • Hi Mark,

      Many WPC floors can be installed over radiant heat. This varies by product so please be sure to check the manufacturer specifications to ensure it will work with that product. Please let me know if we can help you with any further questions!

    • Hi Diane,

      Most WPC can be glued down. Just make sure you check the manufacturer specifications since each manufacturer and product are a little different.

  7. I am at a loss as to what flooring to put down in my 3 season porch.
    It is unheated and sits about 20 inches off the ground. It is an aluminum framed sunroom. The subfloor is .75 inch pressure treated OSB.
    WPC seems to be the only thing that is stable but I’m concerned about its stability and resistance to any moisture that might migrate from the ground.
    Also, I live in the Northeast U.S.
    Thanks for any advice.

  8. I’ve decided on LVT WPC formmy concrete slab basement renovation. We’ve just looked at samples from Core Floor…is this a brand of CoreTec, or a totally different company? How do their WPC floors compare to CoreTec, Mohawk, Shaw, etc?

    • Hi Kristy,

      I’m actually not familiar with Core Floor. Personally, I would recommend COREtec. It is the original and they are known for their durability and quality. Although, I am familiar with the Mohawk and Shaw WPC options which are equally stellar. If you’d like, we’d be happy to send you a few free samples of each so you can see how you like them 🙂

    • Hi Roy,

      Unfortunately, most manufacturers do not recommend using WPC vinyl outdoors. However, you can always check the manufacturer specifications to see if what you like can be used outdoors.

  9. Hi Ari,

    I would also like the link to the manufacturers who sell WPC without phthalates. In fact, I am looking at the most “green” floors possible. I have a toddler and this will be our forever home and I need something that is the least toxic. I know that FloorScore is one certification but the more the better! Thanks!

  10. For diy person, when installing a vinyl flooring product require any special tools, like saw blades for the chop saw? Do the cuts melt the vinyl? Do you also need a vapor barrier? I look forward to hearing back from you.
    Thank you
    Bob z

    • Hi Bob,

      Every product is different so it’s impossible to give an all-encompassing answer. We always recommend checking out the manufacturer instructions for specifics on your exact floor.

  11. I live in a cold climate, so I want to ensure that my basement flooring is warm. What is the r value of wpc with the cork layer?

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  14. Do WPC flooring require a vapor barrier over a concrete slab on grade?

    • Hi Sal,

      Great question! While WPC is 100% waterproof, it’s still possible for moisture to come up through your subfloor and get stuck between the concrete and your plank, which could cause a bad situation. We always recommend using a vapor barrier, even with fully waterproof WPC flooring.

    • Hi Camille,

      Just about any flooring option will fade when put in direct sunlight for long periods of time. There are a few ways you can combat this – area rugs, shades and changing up the position of your furniture are the most common.

  15. I think it’s really cool that you can use waterproofed flooring to hid imperfect sub-floors. I also think it would be great for the kitchen and laundry room areas of the home, as they have appliances which may leak. My aunt is building a new home, so I think she’d be very interested in ways she could waterproof her floors. Just to make sure I understand correctly, WPC vinyl can be installed over wooden floors, correct?

    • Hi Bethany,

      Yes, WPC is great for kitchens, laundry rooms, bathrooms, basements – really anywhere with water. You can absolutely install it over other hard surfaces. Let us know if you’d like us to send you out some free samples to get you started.

  16. I’m looking into the care instructions for WPC flooring vs hardwood flooring to be used in a condo community and found your site. After further research, the WPC flooring seems to be the same maintenance as most hard wood floors. From the additional care requirements below, would you say this is in line with most WPC products?

    • Long term exposure to direct sunlight can cause damage to the floor. Close drapes or blinds during peak sunlight hours.
    • Do not wear high heeled footwear with missing heel lifts as they can cause denting to the WPC floors.
    • Keep pet nails trimmed.
    – Make sure that any metal protectors are rust-proof.
     If you need to move heavy furniture and/or appliances across the floor, always use strips of wood, plywood, or hardboard runways to protect the floor. Always use runways even if you have an appliance dolly, or even if the heavy objects are equipped with wheels or rollers. Support furniture with wide-bearing, non-staining floor protectors. Ideally, the protectors should be at least one inch
    in diameter, made of non-pigmented hard plastic, and rest flat on the floor.

    • Hi Brittany,

      These are the best practices for any type of floor. Please notice these instructions do not say anything about avoiding liquids. That’s because WPC is 100% waterproof, unlike wood floors which will show extreme water damage if liquid is not cleaned up immediately.

      Vinyl is not sun or scratch-proof. No floor is. However, it is much less likely to become damaged than competing hardwood and laminate.

  17. Thank you so much for this posting. It was very helpful. I love it!!

    • We suggest checking the manufacturer’s installation instruction for cutting vinyl planks. Typically though, vinyl planks can be cut using a tile cutter, power saw, or even a utility knife.

  18. We have LVP flooring and were told no to use rubberized throw rugs is that true?

    • Hi Joann,

      Unfortunately, that is true – as a result of friction from foot traffic or being in the line of sunlight, a rubber rug pad will react with the chemicals in the vinyl which can cause staining. A rug pad made of felt material would be a safe option that won’t stain or discolor your flooring.

      Thanks for checking out our post, and good luck with your project!

    • Hi Joe,
      When you look at vinyl flooring, it’s just as (if not more) important to look at wear layer thickness as plank thickness. The wear layer helps protect your floor from dents, scratches, etc. If you’re looking for a floor with a strong wear layer, our TritonCORE waterproof vinyl is a good place to start. These planks are finished with a durable 20 MIL wear layer and hold up great in high foot traffic areas.

  19. ​​​Any research or reviews on Aquarius Waterproof WPC by Medallion? I am mostly concerned by the off-gasing of chemicals and would like a eco-friendly flooring option. I know of it to be Phtalate free but there are other gases
    that can be harmful or toxic. Any assurances on WPC Vinyl?

    • Hi Phil,

      Thank you for your question. I can’t speak for Aquarius since it is not our product, but many of our WPC vinyl flooring options are eco-friendly. Our COREtec floors, for example, are phthalate free and contain no hazardous metals or chemicals. The extruded WPC core is composed of recycled wood, bamboo dust, limestone and virgin PVC.

      Hope that helps!

  20. All very informative… Questions about WPC.. Are there temperature restrictions that these can feasibly be used??.. 3 seasons homes?? -10 degrees?? -20??..

    • Hi Cameron,

      Both WPC and SPC floors can be installed in a room that has temperature fluctuations, but, actually, SPC floors tend to perform better than WPC when it comes to extreme temperature changes. SPC floors have a denser core which makes them more resistant to expanding and contracting in extreme temperatures than WPC floors.

      Thank you for your question!

  21. How do you secure the WPC floor from sliding around once you put them in place…. do I need to glue it to the base?

  22. I love your information that vinyl plank flooring requires no maintenance and is more comfortable than tile while still looking beautiful. This has helped me make the decision to get vinyl plank flooring installed in my house. We will start looking into different services in our area and find one that offers some light colored vinyl planks with wood detailing.

  23. Thicker plank does not mean denser. Thicker products can be less dense. Density is how compact the core is made. Less air, more dense. This means more dent resistance. You forgot SPC’s. They are water proof and have limestone mixed with vinyl. They are denser. WPC’s core is foamed up, less dense, and will dent easier than SPC’s.

  24. Can WPC flooring planks be used in 3 season rooms in Michigan where temps are extremely cold and hot?

    • Hi Penny,

      WPC is not typically recommended for 3 season rooms with varying extreme temperatures. Depending on which room you’re looking to cover,
      SPC vinyl flooring may be your better option. SPC vinyl flooring does not expand or contract in extreme temperatures, but if this is an outdoor room or patio, you may want to go with something other than vinyl, such as composite deck tiles.

      Hope this helps!

    • Hi Tom,

      Great question. WPC floors are known for having the most durable wear layers, which means they won’t get dented easily from heavy furniture. The thicker the wear layer, the more durable the floor and the best it will hold up under heavy furniture.

      Hope this helps!

  25. I have an older small hose that I just want to sell pretty quickly after years of some neglect. It’s a modest neighborhood. Is using WPC Vinyl overkill for moving such a home? Kitchen Dining and living room are all different flooring. I would want to make them into one contiguous Vinyl WPC which sounds expensive.

    • Hi Mary,

      Great question. I’d be curious to know what type of flooring you already have in your home. It is definitely helpful for resale to have consistency in your flooring throughout the house. If you decide to go with vinyl, WPC is the best option. People are still coming around to the idea of vinyl, but the waterproof feature sells well. If WPC vinyl is not in your budget for all areas, I’d recommend engineered hardwood or a water-resistant laminate.

      Thank you, and good luck with your project!

  26. Is the WPC Vinyl Flooring Planks made in the USA? Got caught in the whole recall of the China produced laminate floors that were toxic!

  27. Having a 100% waterproof floor sounds like a really good deal to me. The wife and I have been remodelling our kitchen and dining room to help give us some nice quality of life changes. I’d love to see what waterproof luxury vinyl flooring products I can try to bring more longevity to my kitchen and dining areas.

  28. We are purchasing a house that has WPC flooring- Protex: Artisan #5510 Benchmark. I have read that some Vinyl flooring emits VOCs but some are safer and considered “low VOC”. Do you know who this flooring is characterized with regards to VOCs?

    • Hi Danielle,

      If you’re looking for the safest option, we recommend going with a product that is FloorScore certified, like COREtec.

  29. Thank you for posting so much information about WPC! Do you have a post that delves into the differences from WPC and SPC Cores? I believe they are both waterproof but what are the real advantages or disadvantages of one to the other?

    Maybe you have a resource that looks at luxury vinyl as a whole and shares valuable insights like what you have shared here?

  30. The article said it was good in bathrooms. Does that mean it can be used as the floor in the shower as well?

  31. Looking for advice on vinyl flooring in the kitchen, should it be installed under secured cabinets and appliances? or should it be given room to expand ?

    • Hi Tracy!

      Thanks for reaching out. When installing vinyl under cabinets and other appliances, it’s suggested you use glue-down vinyl flooring since this type of flooring will not have any expansion or contraction issues. Interlocking vinyl, however, is not recommended for such areas.

      Please let us know if you have any other questions. I hope this helps!

  32. We just had Coretec Plus Premium WPC installed in our open concept townhome living area, kitchen, laundry room and bathrooms. What type of throw rugs and/or area rugs are recommended? Would rubber-backed/non-skid rugs discolor the light-colored planks over time?

    • Hi R & J,

      Thanks for your questions, and congrats on your new flooring! Yes, there are some rubber or latex-backed rugs that can cause staining or discoloration on vinyl floors. It’s best to use rugs with natural backings such as cotton, jute, or woven backings. However, there might be some rubber-backed rugs that are safe for your floor as well, reaching out to the flooring manufacturer can help decide what rugs are best for your specific floor.

      I hope this information helps. Please feel free to reach out if you have any other questions.

  33. What products are suitable for camper floors? Will WPC work? Does it need to be glued, or can it remain as floating?

    Another question. If I have a sound vinyl sheet floor in my camper, do I have to remove it or can I install over it?

    • Hi Rodney!

      Thanks for your question. For camper flooring, we recommend vinyl sheets, waterproof laminate, carpet tiles, or Nitro Rolls. We do not recommend vinyl plank flooring in an RV or camper, because the flooring warranty could be voided.

      If you have existing vinyl sheet flooring, you may be able to install new flooring on top of it, as long as it’s a clean, level surface.

      For more ideas, check out our guide to the best RV flooring ideas.

      I hope this helps! Please let me know if you have any other questions.

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