Vinyl floor is a new type of light material floor, with the advantages of waterproof, fireproof and insect proof. For some special occasions, this kind of floor products can be used. What are the differences between waterproof vinyl floor and ordinary floor? What are the differences between vinyl waterproof structure and ordinary floor?
Waterproof vinyl flooring is 100% waterproof luxury engineered vinyl. With waterproof and durable inner core design, waterproof vinyl floor is the highest quality vinyl floor at present
Depending on the composition of the waterproof vinyl floor, it will be called WPC or SPC. WPC stands for wood plastic composite, made of a mixture of plastic and wood powder. SPC is a kind of stone plastic composite material, which consists of plastic and (you guessed it) stone.
WPC has existed for several years, but SPC is still a novice in the field of flooring. Both options are completely waterproof. So let's see how it works.
The waterproof vinyl base plate usually adopts a four layer structure including waterproof core. What makes this luxury vinyl different is the core.
Number of layers of waterproof vinyl floor
As mentioned before, the floor usually has four layers of structure: backing, inner core, luxury vinyl top layer and wear-resistant layer. Let's look at all four parts:
Many waterproof vinyl floor options are lined or attached to cork or foam. There are two purposes: first, you don't need to buy extra padding; second, it provides the floor with softness and sound absorption.
If you have ever walked on an unlined floor, you will know that there is often a hollow sound when stepping on it. The attached liner prevents this. As a bonus, now you don't have to pay extra money to buy a pad and install a new vinyl record before you install it.
This is the most important waterproof vinyl base! The density of waterproof core is high, no matter what liquid is exposed to, it will not expand or contract.
WPC vinyl core wire is thick, elastic and compact. These cores are made of foaming agent to make the WPC floor feel softer under the feet.
SPC vinyl cores are thinner, harder and denser than WPC cores (which are made of stone, after all). When you walk on the SPC floor, there is no dedication.
No matter how the core works, it is 100% waterproof.
Printed vinyl base
Here, you can get beautiful photo images that make vinyl look (almost) the same as natural materials such as stone and wood. Generally, waterproof vinyl flooring is the highest quality vinyl on the market. This means that you will see that the most realistic look people swear to be is real wood / stone!
Just like the traditional vinyl, the wear-resistant layer is like a bodyguard. It helps to protect the floor from dents, scratches, etc. The thicker the wear-resistant layer, can the bodybuilder feel me?
WPC interior flooring is known for its polished, strong abrasion resistant finish, which provides more protection. When you look at vinyl base boards, it's equally important, if not more, to consider the thickness of the wear layer as the thickness of the board.
Waterproof vinyl flooring and thickness
When we talk about thickness options, we have to keep in mind two thicknesses: the thickness of the board and the thickness of the wear layer. These are usually the biggest determinants when buying luxury vinyl base plates.
In the past, thicker boards were more dense. All of these changes with the introduction of SPC vinyl flooring. Now, SPC flooring is the densest, most durable option, and it's really thin. So if SPC is so good, why choose WPC?
It's about how you want the floor to feel. WPC vinyl can be regarded as the soft and luxurious carpet in your bedroom, while SPC is the solid and dense carpet you find in the commercial space. WPC vinyl gives priority to comfort and gives your space a homelike feel. In addition, SPC vinyl should be designed with durability in mind.
No matter which product you choose, waterproof vinyl will become firm and firm under your feet, while covering up a lower than star floor. It will stand the test of time without any problems.
All our waterproof vinyl base boards are absolutely compact and durable enough to be used throughout the home. If you want to determine the best quality, you will need to pay more attention to the wearing layer rather than the thickness of the board.
However, the following are available waterproof vinyl thickness options:
4mm, 5.5mm, 6.5mm, 8mm
Thickness of wear-resistant layer
Wear resistant layer is the top surface of waterproof vinyl floor. The wear-resistant layer is like a bodyguard on the floor. If you choose a small, sloppy object, or a large, bulky, tough and easy to fight bodyguard, then obviously you will choose the latter.
Although no bodyguard (wear layer) is perfect, there is a wide range of options for each use and price. Simply put, the thicker = the better. The thicker the wear layer (or the higher the mil value), the greater the resistance of the floor to scratches and scarring. Which wear-resistant layer do you need? Well, let's take a look at our choice.
8MIL. This is actually all the living space you need. In fact, in the vinyl world, the 8mil wear-resistant layer is considered quite good. It happens to be the lowest price we can offer in fancy things.
12MIL. If you have a crazy home and have heavy traffic, 12mil will provide extra security for your waterproof vinyl floor. It's almost like your floor insurance.
20 miles. The best, the best. The wear-resistant layer of 20MIL can even keep the busiest commercial space in good condition.
The above is why vinyl is waterproof and the waterproof structure of the floor. In many places, there are different kinds and types of waterproof vinyl, and the selection of styles is more abundant.