Core Components and Why They Matter – Impervia vs other Rigid Vinyl Flooring

One of the biggest benefits of Impervia is that it has been developed to not require expansion gaps once fitted, making the process as simple and quick as possible. Other market competitors are not able to make the same claims. With rigid vinyl, it’s simply the case that not all have been created equally, and Impervia draws attention to that.

It all comes down to the core components used within the makeup of each board, and how these components perform in the day-to-day life of a fitted rigid vinyl floor. While some rigid vinyl products have a lot of wood in the plastic composite makeup – which can make it expand and contract – Impervia’s core is made up of quality crushed hard stone and magnesium, meaning there’s little scope for the boards reacting to the environment around them.

Expansion gaps are pretty unsightly. You either need to find a way to cover them or fill them in, meaning additional elements to consider when you’re approaching the end of a project. It can be difficult to achieve a clean, sleek finish as a result, and that’s something that we wanted to leave behind us when developing our Impervia range.

Below, you can see the solid, stone-composite core in the first image, showing the makeup of any Impervia LVT plank or parquet piece alongside the white core of a WPC product, where the core is made up of wood ‘flour’ within the plastic composite.

Impervia Core (above) and a WPC Core (below)

This wood ‘flour’ will undoubtedly cause the product to increase and decrease in size, along with the ambient conditions of the room it’s fitted in, and even warp if exposed to large amounts of surface water.

Impervia simply doesn’t have this problem, and is a fundamentally reliable product for projects of all shapes and sizes, from residential to commercial and hospitality.

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