Like many other vinyl options, waterproof vinyl has a top wear layer laid over a printed layer. Unlike regular vinyl, however, the next layer is the waterproof layer that literally installs anywhere. And the backing layer consists of cork. Cork is not only naturally resistant to mold and mildew, it also alleviates the need to buy a separate underlayment.
Installation costs and time are drastically cut down with waterproof flooring. When trying to choose between options, this is often a selling point for many people.
This waterproof material is quickly becoming one of the most popular options. Also known as Water Proof Core, or WPC, its popularity has spawned a great many questions. Some other names this material can also be called are:
- Enhanced Vinyl Plank
- Luxury Vinyl Flooring
- Waterproof Vinyl
The characteristics that really stand out include its waterproof feature, its composite construction and the fact that it is both stable and rigid once installed. It also a great choice for places where laminate is not suitable, such as bathrooms and washrooms. It also has a more cushioned wear layer that allows it to absorb sound for a quieter room and floor.