In fact, years before, many factories already has the technology for making waterproof laminate. One reason that manufacturers have not put more effort into developing broad lines of waterproof laminate is that luxury vinyl flooring and SPC click flooring, available in planks (LVP) or tiles (LVT) has largely taken over the market for a truly waterproof floor that has easy click-lock installation. Luxury vinyl flooring is made from synthetic materials through-and-through,while SPC flooring is made from limestone powder and resin, there is no wood-based fiberboard core that can swell or develop mold. While luxury vinyl is more expensive than standard laminate flooring, while SPC click flooring is more affordable with truly waterproof features.
To its credit, waterproof laminate has a harder surface layer than luxury vinyl, and it is more resistant to scratching. And traditionally, laminate flooring is more realistic at mimicking wood grains. However, luxury vinyl and SPC floor is getting better all the time, to the point that many people can no longer see the difference.
Post time: May-13-2021