100% Waterproof Flooring | WPC vs SPC vs Rigid Core

100% Waterproof Flooring | WPC vs SPC vs Rigid Core San Diego

New flooring can make a dramatic impact in the look of your home, and today there are more choices than ever before in material, design, and color for customized flooring that suits your style. Even for rooms where waterproof flooring is essential, like kitchens, bathrooms and laundry rooms, your options are abundant.

Vinyl, in particular, is now available in a wide variety of designs and sizes that replicate expensive hardwood and tile. There are even various options within the composition of vinyl flooring, allowing you to make the best choice for your needs and budget. Here’s how the top 100% waterproof flooring options compare:

SPC flooring (stone plastic composite)

SPC flooring combines the strength of stone and the beauty of wood with five layers designed to resist wear and retain a luxurious look for decades. SPC is also a breeze to install, clean, and maintain, providing realistic three-dimensional replication of natural materials including wood planks, embossed tile, and marble and woven textures. Other benefits of SPC flooring:

  • Resists fading, peeling, cupping, indentations, pet stains, odors, liquids and mildew

  • Withstands the effects of direct sunlight exposure

  • Not susceptible to temperature-related expansion and contraction, as with other vinyl flooring products

SPC flooring can be easily installed over existing surfaces with minimal preparation, which further reduces installation time and costs.

WPC flooring (wood plastic composite)

If you want a realistic hardwood look for your water resistant flooring, WPC flooring is an excellent option that combines the best qualities of a vinyl surface with the high-end look of gorgeous hardwood. To achieve this, WPC flooring is made of four strong layers including wood dust, limestone, and virgin PVC, in addition to a foam insulation layer for thermal and sound installation. Other benefits of WPC flooring:

  • Resists stains, abrasions, indentations, fading, cupping, peeling, odors, and mildew

  • Hypoallergenic, anti-bacterial, formaldehyde-free, and meets strict air quality criteria for people with allergies and other environmental sensitivities

  • Can be installed on existing hard surfaces and even imperfect subfloors

Thanks to a wide variety of colors and finishes that involve state-of-the-art high-resolution imaging, WPC flooring is nearly identical to actual wood—only you and your flooring installer will know it’s vinyl.

Rigid core flooring

Rigid core flooring, also known as vinyl composite core, combines the best features of both laminate and luxury vinyl. It’s a great choice if you want the realistic look of wood or tile flooring as well as incredible resilience. Rigid core flooring provides protection from water and tough wear and tear thanks to hybrid layered construction. Other benefits of rigid core flooring:

  • Resists dents, scratches, stains, peeling, swelling, buckling, fading, cupping, odors and mildew

  • Acoustic cork underlayment provides a quiet surface that also hides uneven subfloors

  • Easy to clean and maintain with no need for harsh chemical cleaners

Rigid core flooring options include natural stone looks that resemble travertine, slate, or stone. Hardwood-style options include traditional, rustic, or distinctive exotic woods, with embossed texture for added realism.

Give your home a fresh new look with durable, 100% waterproof vinyl flooring

If your kitchen, bathroom, or any other high-traffic area that’s susceptible to moisture and spills could use an upgrade, consider the beauty and resiliency of SPC, WPC, or rigid core flooring. At Express Floors To Go in San Diego, we provide free estimates and on-site consultations to help you select the right flooring for your remodeling needs. We also offer bonded and insured installation services to ensure your beautiful new flooring is installed properly and professionally.

Give us a call today at (858) 751-0333 or stop by our conveniently located showroom in San Diego.