What is WPC and Rigid Core?
Simply put, WPC (wood polymer core) and Rigid Core (a denser version) are the next generation of “Water Proof” laminate flooring.
Similar in that they are floating floors installed the same as laminate. Different in that the finish is vinyl and the general density is less than traditional laminate. This difference creates a warmer and quieter feel to the products. The echo and dogs’ nails clicking is reduced. The big improvement is that the products do not absorb water, eliminating the occasional swelled joint seen in some cheaper laminates.
I’m very encouraged by the quality and styling of the name brands we carry. Already, bold and photo-realistic textures and images are available and there are more to come. As is always the case, cheap, knock-offs are popping up in the home centers and liquidators. Some of which scuff terribly and don’t do the new category justice.
Call us or visit Floors Unlimited today and see for yourself what quality-made products look and feel like. We’ve got ’em.