Waterproof Core floors (WPC)

Waterproof Core Floors (WPC)
At Your Door Floor Store

Luxury Vinyl flooring, also known as Waterproof Core Floors, are rapidly growing in use and becoming the industries, most sought-after floor covering. Below we assist you with explaining all the styles and their primary differences.

HPC – High performance core
MLF – Multilayer flooring
LVT – Luxury vinyl tile
LVP – Luxury vinyl plank
EVP – Engineered vinyl plank

Luxury Vinyl Tiles – Also known as LVT

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  • Made to look like real stone or ceramic tiles
  • Waterproof
  • Scratch and scuff resistant
  • Can be installed over existing floors
  • Can be installed over radiant heat
  • Can be installed with or without grout
  • Good in kitchens, basements, mudrooms
  • More durable than ceramic tiles
  • Faster install than natural stone or ceramic tile
  • Warmer than natural stone or ceramic tile
  • Absorbs sound better
  • Protected by a wear layer – design will not disappear
  • Easy to clean – mopping, sweeping. Vacuuming (beater brush not recommended)
  • Made of 5 layers
    • Polyurethane coating
    • Wear layer – protective wear layer
    • Print film layer
    • Vinyl core
    • Tile backing


Luxury Vinyl Planks – also known as LVP


  • Made to look like real hardwood
  • Can look like scraped or embossed hardwood
  • Can be laid on the diagonal or brick pattern
  • Known for its warmth and comfort
  • Works well in high performance/ traffic areas
  • Can be installed anywhere – even in moisture prone areas
  • Can be installed over most floors – less to spend on take up
  • Insulation and sounddeadning
  • Lower end versions are water resistant
  • Higher end versions are water proof
  • Interlocking or glue down
  • Easy repairs – pop out the damaged planks

Engineered Vinyl Planks – also known as EVP

  • Starts at 8mm thickness
  • Click or glue down installation
  • Lower grades planks are water resistant
  • Higher end planks are water proof
  • Made to look like engineered wood or laminate
  • Less expensive than most engineered woods and laminates
  • Can be installed over most floors
  • Less expensive – no take up
  • Thinner than engineered wood and laminate – can fit in kitchens where cabinets are already installed
  • Insulation and sound absorbing
  • Easy to repair – planks pop out

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-Ben M. – Ellicott City, MD

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Our LVP (Luxury Vinyl Plank) or LVT (Luxury Vinyl Tile) products are durable enough for any floor. We specialize in waterproof core floors and installation in North Potomac, Gaithersburg, Rockville, Potomac, Bethesda, Olney, Kentlands, Derwood, Clarksburg, Boyds, Germantown, Damascus, Mt. Airy, Urbana, Silver Spring, N.W. D.C., Takoma Park, Garrett Park, Monrovia, Hyattsville, Ellicott City, Chevy Chase, Frederick, New Market, Brookeville, Burtonsville, Kensington, Laytonville, Dickerson, Poolesville, Montgomery Village, Washington Grove and all of Montgomery County Maryland.

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