PRO-TEK ™ WPC, the next generation engineered vinyl floor, has launched in the UK.
Developed to meet the demands of the commercial and residential sectors, PRO-TEK™ WPC features the latest technology and offers superior performance, ease of installation and low maintenance, as well as reduced lifecycle costs and eco-benefits. Five collections offer a total of 40 designs, in wood and tile effects, with matching four-sided bevelled edges and a complete range of matching WPC vinyl-wrapped accessories.
The new waterproof WPC engineered vinyl floor is a phthalate-free wood plastic composition design with a robust construction, measuring 7mm to 8.5mm in thickness and comprising seven individual layers. The durable commercial-grade wear resistant layer is 0.7mm thick, with a UV anti-scratch finish. Below the fade-resistant décor layer and luxury vinyl top layer, a highly stable and 100% waterproof core – with glueless locking system – sits above a premium IXPE foam underlay base. These combined features provide a flooring option that’s fast to install, can be laid over most existing hard floor coverings and which is compatible with ‘wet’ underfloor heating systems. Boards lock together to create a highly durable and dimensionally stable surface that also offers acoustic impact sound performance up to 24db.
As well as performance benefits, PRO-TEK™ WPC’s construction brings considerable time–saving benefits to the flooring contractor. Minimal floor preparation and the product’s integral underlay cut installation time dramatically, whilst the construction also eliminates problems associated with ‘telegraphing’, where subfloor irregularities can distort a vinyl surface, creating gaps and an uneven appearance. In addition, all materials used are 100% recyclable.
PRO-TEK™ WPC designs are offered in range of formats, textures and shades. Wood effects are divided into four collections – Excel, Essential, Distressed and Excel Long Plank – whilst Excel Tile includes eight tile designs, in marble, slate and travertine effects. Matching WPC vinyl-wrapped accessories span from doorway T-bars, to stair set tread and riser profiles. The new designs will be officially launched in the UK at The Flooring Show, Harrogate (16-18 September 2018) on Stand no. C14.
All PRO-TEK™ WPC designs are third-party ISO accredited.