The first waterproof flooring material available was that of luxury vinyl plank, also known as LVP. This material consists of a backing that primarily consists of PVC with a 3D printed image laid on top of that. These layers are then topped with a protective layer, and this flooring reaches thicknesses of generally one to four mm. In this case, the subfloor must be properly prepped and even.
An even more popular choice in this niche is WPC, or wood plastic composite. This material reduces the amount of prep work necessary for your subfloors, but it can also be floated instead of glued, nailed or stapled down. The general consistency and manufacture of this product is much like that of LVP, but with a much more rigid backing. While “wood” is listed in the very name of this product, you can rest assured no actual wood pieces are used in the makeup of the product. Only wood materials.
Waterproof flooring is an excellent choice for today’s busy homes. Not only will it make life much simpler in the kitchen, and the frequent spills that can happen there, but it is great for bathrooms and laundry rooms as well. If overflowing appliances have ever been an issue, they certainly won’t be after installing this flooring. Keeping them clean is a cinch as well, with just a broom and a mop necessary for most maintenance.