Vinyl Plank Flooring
(WPC), (SPC) and (LVT)
08.13.2019 by mannington
Mannington has a family of four vinyl plank options called ADURA®. Any ADURA® vinyl plank floor you choose offers the same incredible detail, stunning style and high-performance features below. Simply choose the ADURA® floor that best matches your lifestyle – learn more below:
Expanded Polymer Core (WPC): Manufactured with a rigid expanded PVC core instead of a solid PVC backing, WPCs have tiny air pockets in the core that create great sound properties in a space. This expanded core is joined with a traditional thin LVT Cap to create its visual and usually has an attached pad on the back to create softness under foot. Most WPC products have a locking system and are installed as a floating floor requiring no glue.
ADURA®Max – a WPC floor that’s ideal for sound dampening, giving you peace and quiet in homes with multiple stories or those with media rooms, music rooms and kids play spaces.
Solid Polymer Core (SPC): This type of flooring includes a solid PVC core with a thin traditional LVT cap to create the visual. This solid un-plasticized core is incredibly stiff and tough with great indentation and temperature stability properties. This product is also generally a floating floor and can be installed without any glue.
ADURA®Rigid – a strong and durable SPC floor with superior indentation resistance ideal for home gyms, kids’ rooms and kitchens. It’s also stable in wide temperature changes and can be used in three season porches and cabins that may not be temperature controlled.
Traditional Luxury Vinyl Tile/Plank (LVT/LVP): Traditional LVT/LVP floor is composed of multiple layers of flexible PVC making it much less stiff then the rigid core products. It is composed of a scratch resistant wearlayer, a decorative/image layer and a durable flexible backing layer and is known to be stable and reliable. Most Traditional LVT/LVP requires adhesive and is glued to the floor in an installation.
ADURA®Flex – a stable and reliable traditional LVT glue-down floor that can be installed in long runs without transition strips, ideal for homes with open floor plans and with seniors or those with special needs. Tile can be installed with or without grout.
Benefits of Vinyl Plank
- Waterproof. Waterproof vinyl planks can be used anywhere, but have added benefits in areas that might be more likely to have spills and leaks like kitchens, bathrooms, and basements.
- Easy to Clean & Maintain. As with any type of flooring, vinyl plank requires the occasional cleaning. This is especially true if it’s used in a high traffic area – but luckily they’re easy to clean and maintain.
- Scratch and Indentation Resistant. Vinyl plank flooring is made to be lived on. It doesn’t scratch, indent or stain easily, which makes it kid and pet-friendly. Vinyl planks durable qualities allow you to install it virtually anywhere in your home.
- Realistic Visuals. From wood to marble, stone, decorative tile, parquet, shiplap and concrete, your options for flooring choices are virtually limitless.
- Ample Variety. Not only will you be able to easily find a floor you love that fits in your desired home décor style, you may have trouble choosing just one favorite!
Misconceptions About Vinyl Plank Flooring
Below, Mannington clears up some of the most common myths associated with vinyl floors:
- It’s outdated or unattractive. Vinyl floors have come a long way since the 70s! Today’s vinyl plank flooring is available in a wide variety of options including ones that mimic the appearance of hardwood or tile.
- It’s flimsy and cheap. Like any other type of flooring, not all vinyl planks are created equal. There are some bargain friendly brands that won’t stand the test of time, but all of the vinyl plank that Mannington offers is waterproof, extremely durable and resistant to stains, scratches and general wear and tear.
- It will eventually lose its design and luster. Many homeowners think that vinyl plank flooring comes with a risk of walk-off, which is the idea that after years of use, the design wears off the vinyl. Today’s vinyl planks are made with a protective wear layers and a topcoat that helps keep the floor beautiful for a lifetime.