All vinyl is durable, but luxury is thickest yet. It should be at least 8-mm or 9-mm, but if you’re using a vinyl plank, you most likely also want an authentic, firm hardwood feeling. In that case, go for 10-mm or even 12-mm. Wear layers, top clear melamine wear sheets, are measured in mils. Yours should be at least 20 mils.
The core isn’t so much about durability as it is waterproofing. The traditional LVF core is made from vinyl composites, and it is waterproof. It is possible to get more technologically advanced cores for extra levels of protection. WPC (wood plastic composite) and SPC (stone plastic composite) won’t peel or ripple no matter how much water is exposed to or for how long. While they are similar in their waterproof characteristics, SPC has a more rigid feeling, while WPC is more flexible and cushion-like.
Luxury vinyl flooring (LVF) has effortless maintenance; all you need is regular sweeping and periodic cleaning with a manufacturer-approved cleaner. Installation is the fast and uncomplicated floating floor. Pieces click together like a puzzle, form a mat, and then hover over the subfloor with no nails or glue needed. Subfloors need only be clean, dry, and level.
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