Disadvantages of WPC Flooring

  • Cost: WPC flooring is generally more expensive than traditional hardwood flooring, and is not always covered by homeowners insurance.
  • Durability: WPC flooring is not as durable as traditional hardwood flooring and can be damaged or stained with liquids or other materials.
  • Installation: WPC flooring is typically installed with a click-lock system, which can be difficult to install correctly.
  • Expansion and Contraction: WPC flooring is prone to expansion and contraction due to changes in temperature and humidity, which can lead to gaps between the planks over time.
  • Maintenance: WPC flooring requires regular cleaning and maintenance in order to keep it looking its best.

Installation of WPC Flooring

  1. Inspect the subfloor: Before installing the WPC flooring, it is important to check the subfloor for any signs of moisture or damage. If any signs of moisture or damage are present, they must be repaired before installation can begin.
  2. Prepare the subfloor: If the subfloor is concrete, it must be clean, dry, and level before installation. If the subfloor is wood, it must be clean, dry, and level, and any existing nails or screws must be removed and filled.
  3. Install the underlayment: A moisture barrier or underlayment should be installed on top of the subfloor. This will help to protect the WPC flooring from moisture and provide a more comfortable walking surface.
  4. Install the WPC flooring: WPC flooring should be installed in a staggered pattern, with each plank offset from the previous one. This will help to ensure that the joints are not directly aligned and will help to prevent cracking.
  5. Secure the planks: The planks should be secured with nails or screws, depending on the type of subfloor. Be sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions for the specific type of installation.
  6. Install the trim: Once the flooring is installed, trim pieces should be installed around the edges of the room. This will help to create a finished look and will help to protect the edges of the flooring from damage.

How to Maintain WPC Flooring?

  1. Vacuum or sweep the WPC flooring regularly to remove dust and dirt.
  2. Mop the floor with a damp mop and a mild detergent solution.
  3. Use a quality wood floor cleaner to clean any spots or spills.
  4. Avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive cleaning materials on the WPC flooring.
  5. Place protective pads on furniture legs to avoid scratches.
  6. Place area rugs in high-traffic areas to reduce wear and tear.
  7. Avoid using high heels on the flooring.
  8. Immediately wipe up any liquid spills.
  9. Do not wear outdoor shoes on the flooring.
  10. Do not drag furniture or other heavy objects across the flooring.
  11. Do not use non-approved cleaning agents.
  12. Do not use a water hose to clean the flooring.
  13. Do not use a high-pressure washer to clean the flooring.
  14. Do not use a vacuum cleaner with a beater bar to clean the flooring.
  15. Do not use a steam cleaner to clean the flooring.
  16. Do not use an abrasive cleaner or pad to clean the flooring.
  17. Do not use scouring powders or steel wool to clean the flooring.
  18. Do not use wax, polishes, or other coatings on the flooring.
  19. Do not use a steel brush or any other abrasive material to clean the flooring.
  20. Do not use harsh chemicals to clean the flooring.