What to know about stone-core luxury vinyl flooring

What to know about stone-core luxury vinyl flooring

Durable luxury vinyl is always a good flooring choice because it can be installed from the basement to the attic, and its wood or tile look complements any decorating style.

First American Carpet & Floors offers a large selection of scratch and stain-resistant luxury vinyl flooring. We have a showroom in Woodbridge and Stafford, VA.

Waterproof brands

Luxury vinyl flooring is a multiple-layer floor covering with an image layer protected by the transparent wear layer, a backing layer, and a core layer.

Planks and tiles that have a wood plastic composite (WPC) core or a stone plastic composite (SPC) core are one-hundred percent waterproof. The main component in stone core LVP and LVT flooring is limestone.

Rigid core

A reinforced engineered stone core gives SPC luxury vinyl, a type of rigid core flooring, a sturdiness that is more similar to wood and tile flooring than flexible vinyl flooring. Planks and tiles with a stone core are the most durable luxury vinyl.

Almost indestructible SPC flooring is appropriate for commercial as well as residential applications.


Typically, SPC flooring clicks and locks together so installers can lay a floating floor that does not need to be fastened to the subfloor.

This luxury vinyl flooring can usually be installed on top of existing hard surface floors and concrete slab subfloors. Padding is placed beneath a new floor, and a moisture barrier can be added if needed.

Your go-to flooring source

First American Carpet & Floors installs vinyl plank flooring in Stafford, VA, and other nearby locales, including Woodbridge, Triangle, Fredericksburg, Lorton, Manassas, Dumfries, and Lake Ridge. In-home measurement and design consultation are two more of our many services.

First American Carpet & Floors in Woodbridge or Stafford today to get started with your stone-core luxury vinyl flooring upgrade.