Luxury vinyl flooring is a great choice for homeowners looking for an attractive, less expensive, durable, and long-lasting alternative to traditional wood flooring. However, WPC (wood plastic composite) vinyl flooring is excellent in all aspects and is also 99.9% waterproof.
Simply adding a special waterproof core to luxury vinyl flooring makes WPC flooring an ideal choice for almost any room in your home. It is also incredibly easy to clean and maintain, making it a popular floor covering for businesses and commercial spaces.
Beauty and low maintenance, even in high-traffic areas, is not a very common combination for any floor covering. Thanks to the strong waterproof WPC core, the floor does not swell, peel, or ripple, even when flooded with liquids. But just because WPC has amazing durability doesn’t mean it’s indestructible.
Cleaning and care: Luxury WPC flooring
Learning how to clean and care for your floor will ensure that you enjoy your investment for many years. Here are some tips for cleaning and caring for WPC floors:
WPC flooring is a zero-maintenance material. In other words, you can keep it looking fabulous with the occasional vacuum and damp mop.
Before wet cleaning, dry or vacuum the floor to remove as much dust, dirt, and debris as possible. Don’t forget to wipe the baseboards, corners, and under the furniture too.
It is quite easy to deal with an unexpected spill on your WPC floor. But as with any other surface, any spillage should be cleaned up immediately, because the longer it stays, the more difficult it is to deal with. Simply wipe up spills with warm water and mild detergent. No harsh scrubbing or harsh cleaners are needed.
You can use apple cider vinegar to help remove stubborn dirt and grime stains; jojoba oil or WD-40 lubricant to remove stubborn scuffs; or baking soda and water to remove food stains from tomato sauce, mustard, etc. Be sure to clean the area with water afterward.
Always use plywood when moving furniture, appliances, or other heavy objects across the floor. This is a great way to prevent scratches or tears on the floor. In addition, consider using vinyl mats under the feet and legs of your furniture to protect the floor.
Finally, the best way to care for your WPC floor is to reduce the accumulation of dirt, stains, and scuffs so you don’t have to clean the floor regularly. Consider placing a rug or doormat at the entrance to your home or building to minimize the dirt and grime that gets inside.
Advantages WPC over laminate
A big advantage of WPC over laminate is that it is waterproof and suitable for environments where laminate should not normally be used – typically bathrooms and basements where moisture can penetrate. In addition, WPC products can be installed in large rooms without an expansion gap every 30 feet, which is a requirement for laminate flooring. The WPC vinyl underlay provides cushioning and comfort and also absorbs impact sound to keep the floor quiet. WPC is also suitable for large open areas (basements and commercial spaces on Main Street) as it does not need expansion joints.