Is rigid core flooring waterproof?

Is rigid core flooring waterproof?


Yes, and because these waterproof floors are made with the technologically advanced core, SPC (stone plastic composite), they offer the highest level of moisture protection.

A newer, more advanced version of luxury vinyl plank (LVP)

Sometimes referred to as stone core LVP or SPC (stone plastic composite) flooring, the SPC core won't peel or ripple no matter how much water there is or for how long. This is also highly durable and able to withstand the heavy wear and foot traffic of commercial environments.

LVP, mainly associated with hardwood


LVP is one of the forms of luxury vinyl. The material is cut into strips and mounted on boards to mimic hardwood floorboards. The other form is LVT (luxury vinyl tile) cut into square, tile-sized pieces that can be used with or without grout.

There's no clearly defined requirement for how you use plank or tile; in fact, many planks offer stone echoes as they feel the larger format with fewer seams gives it more of a continuous look like that of a quarried slab. Others might use the square pieces for wood because they think the extra seams add even more to the realistic look.

Nature-inspired, true-to-life looks


Luxury vinyl is one of the waterproof flooring options, offering images of wood, stone, and tile are taken with high-definition photography, so they're clear and vibrant. You'll see knots, swirls, grains, veining variations, and bright colors and patterns. Micro beveling and embossing add depth, dimension, and textured looks.

It's so realistic sometimes even flooring experts have difficulty telling the difference, but you'll know because you won't pay nearly the same price as you would for genuine materials.

Any LVF is ultra-durable. It is multi-layered and has a thick, clear melamine wear layer that protects the floor from scratches, scuffs, and spills. On top of that is a clear urethane finish that adds extra protection and shine.

All LVF is low maintenance, only requiring a daily sweeping and periodic mopping with a manufacturer-approved cleaner. As a result, installation can be fast and easy, especially when a floating floor is clicked, mat, and hover.

Learn more about rigid core waterproof flooring and get a free quote at America’s Best Carpet & Tile in Memphis, TN. We work with homeowners and businesses in and around Southaven, Germantown, Olive Branch, Olive Branch, and Collierville.