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Explaining waterproof LVT flooring

Until fairly recently, there weren’t many choices of waterproof flooring, but now we have LVT and in 2012 sales reached $500 million. That’s how popular it is.

Floorco has been serving the community for decades. This includes designers, architects, builders, designers, real estate developers, and others. We have a large selection of flooring and home improvement inventory. We provide top-notch installation and other services, including design assistance. We serve residents from New Orleans, LA, Covington, LA, Metairie, LA, Madisonville, LA, and Mandeville, LA from our showrooms in New Orleans and Covington, LA. Visit us and ask about our estimates.

LVT = luxury vinyl tile flooring

This is a newer, more advanced version of standard vinyl. From the aesthetic angle, it is a remarkably realistic mimic of wood, tile, or stone. There's a vast array of colors, patterns, designs, and species from which to choose. Special texturing features give the appearance of wire-brushed, had scraped, weathered or distressed and you can choose from matte or gloss finishes. Some even use grout with the tile pieces for more realism.
From the functional point of view, the luxury version is a thicker, completely waterproof, and more durable flooring than standard vinyl which comes in a thinner tile. It has six to eight layers, including the top sheet, a clear plastic wear layer that protects and measures two to eight mm. The thicker is better. The tiles measure as 12 X 18 squares and the flooring can last as much as 25 years with proper maintenance.

What is the difference between LVT and WPC or SPC?

LVT, or luxury vinyl tile, is the first generation of this advanced version of the original vinyl. It has a vinyl composite core. WPC (wood plastic composite) and SPC (stone plastic composite) are two even more technologically advanced cores that provide an even higher level of water and moisture protection. Also, SPC tends to give a more rigid feel.
Waterproof flooring in New Orleans, LA from Floorco

Other benefits include:

  • Easy care. Sweep or vacuum daily so dirt won’t embed. While LVT is waterproof stains and spills should be wiped up from the flooring immediately, so nothing sets or gets between the seams.

  • Uncomplicated installation. This is also DIY-friendly, which adds to the affordability. With a few exceptions, the material “floats” over existing subfloors and the pieces click and lock.