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What’s the Difference Between Vinyl Sheet and Vinyl Plank, LVP and LVT

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What’s the Difference Between Vinyl Sheet and Vinyl Plank?

When many people picture the disadvantages of vinyl plank flooring, they’re actually picturing the disadvantages of vinyl sheet flooring.

And that’s understandable. Often mistaken for linoleum—an older, similar product—vinyl sheet was the go-to kitchen and bathroom flooring for generations.

You can probably picture it now: your parents’ or grandparents’ decades-old, floral-printed vinyl sheet kitchen floor. It was freezing in winter, and weirdly sticky in summer. And if you happened to gouge it, well, good luck fixing it.

But that’s not the vinyl plank flooring we’re talking about here! Nope!

Luxury vinyl plank flooring could not be more different. Rather than being sold in a roll, it’s sold in planks like real wood. It’s thick, with texture and bounce just like real wood. In fact, it’s much more similar to the best engineered wood flooring than it is to vinyl sheet flooring.

Can you still find vinyl sheet flooring? Absolutely! And it’s fantastic for more utilitarian roles, like basement flooring and bathroom flooring. Just remember: vinyl plank flooring is an entirely different type of floor than vinyl sheet is. And that means the disadvantages of vinyl plank flooring have nothing to do with the disadvantages of vinyl sheet!

What’s the Difference Between LVP and LVT?

A quick search for “vinyl flooring” will almost always reveal a confusing list of initials like LVP and LVT.

The truth is, you need to understand the difference—because some disadvantages of vinyl plank flooring will apply to one of these products, but not the other.

So, what’s the difference between Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) and Luxury Vinyl Plank (LVP)?

It’s simple: appearance.

Luxury Vinyl Plank (aka vinyl plank) looks like a wood plank! And Luxury Vinyl Tile looks like (you guessed it) a tile!

Other than that, there usually aren’t really any significant differences. These days, “vinyl plank” and “LVT” are the most common generic terms to describe all types of luxury vinyl, including plank-look and tile-look products. It’s kind of like how we describe all modern athletic shoes as “tennis shoes”! Think of LVT and vinyl plank as the “tennis shoes” of the vinyl flooring world.

The waterproof core is the star of the show for both WPC flooring and rigid core flooring. A WPC core is made from wood plastic composite. The core contains an added foaming agent to increase resilience and comfort.

Meanwhile an SPC core is made from stone plastic composite. The stone is stiffer, sturdier and less resilient. The SPC has no foaming agent added, giving it a stronger, more robust core.

Because SPC is so durable, unbending, and virtually indestructible it’s often used for high-traffic commercial spaces. That rigid core also makes it less susceptible to dents, and that’s always a plus in areas with lots of heavy furniture or traffic.

If you were to compare these different options to different kinds of carpet, WPC flooring is like a plush, luxurious home carpet, while SPC rigid core is more like a commercial carpet. One is more comfortable, the other is more durable, and they both do their jobs really well.

So now that you know the basics of SPC and WPC, and you learned the differences between their core layers, it’s time for the moment you’ve been waiting for – the ultimate comparison of SPC and WPC vinyl.

1,For cost: SPC flooring is slightly more affordable than wpc flooring.

2, For feel: SPC Flooring is dense and rigid,no give underfoot but spc core easily gets cold. Wpc flooring is less dense, resilient underfoot and wpc core retains some warmth.

3,For use: spc flooring and wpc flooring is wildly used in basements,bathrooms, kitchens and commercial spaces.

4,For durability, spc is more durable than wpc flooring

5,For moisture resistant:SPC flooring is 100%waterproof

6,For DIY-Friendly, both spc and wpc flooring is easy to install on your own with click type.

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