Since its unveiling at a major flooring conference a few years ago, WPC has become a quickly rising star in the world of flooring. Short for Wood Plastic Composite, WPC offers commercial facilities a wood-resembling product that is durable, quiet underfoot, waterproof, recyclable, and easy to maintain. Even though it is still relatively new, WPC has all the capabilities of becoming the next big thing in the flooring industry. To get more familiar with WPC, let’s answer a few questions.
Although the “W” in WPC stands for wood, this type of flooring doesn’t actually contain wood in the traditional sense. Rather, it is a composite material made up of wood flour/fibers and heated thermoplastic resins. Together, these materials are engineered to surpass other conventional types of vinyl flooring regarding care, durability and water resistance.