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Is anyone aware of a made to order SPC or WPC flooring? I know some high end hardwoods offer custom options but was curious what was out there for more value type products? Anyone have any info?
I copied your thread title and Googled it, and didn't find anything. I did find an interesting comparison of the two. Budding Rivalry Pits SPC Vinyl Plank Vs. WPC Flooring
Since most of the SPC and WPC products are made or manufactured in China, it is SUPER difficult to get a special order from anyone. There are some manufacturers that I know of in Portugal who have some visuals a FLOORING COMPANY can choose from and then special order in 2-4 CONTAINERS (300,000sf of flooring) of flooring to start a "line" that no one else has...but other than that, the plastic industry doesn't have a way to customize a vinyl floor.
Companies/manufacturers such as Torlys, Wicanders, Lico, CorkArt, etc have the ability to develop a product because they have access to industrial size printers which would reproduce any PHOTOGRAPH in the world (yes....it is possible you could pay $1.5M to have a family photo made into a vinyl floor....but who would want to).
If you have access to one of the MANUFACTURERS (not a flooring store but a COMPANY store...where they have a regional head office attached and the manager has a relationship with the manufacturing facility in China, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, etc) you could browse some of their 'up and coming' floor finishes.
If you pay 30% up-charge on product + 30% non-refundable deposit + a MINIMUM order of (I'm guessing) 3 pallets (roughly 3000sf) you could order in a floor made for you. And then you wait 3-8 months to get it to your home....(China delays are coming in around 3-6 months because of tariff wars with USA/Canada)...it is possible.
But most homeowners shy away from a floor that has all of these contingencies placed on it. Of course if you don't like the floor there is NO recourse. Your special order is your special purchase - no returns; no refunds.
We tried this ONCE in the cork industry at my former employer....it worked for ONE person...but then again they were a design/build company that could 'eat' the extra costs. If their existing client didn't like it, they would just use it in another spec. build later on in the year. No harm; no foul.
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All you hear about is SPC/WPC and all the options/manufacturers out there. it makes it difficult 1. finding one you like and 2. finding a reputable company to buy it from. Flooring is a challenging purchase journey. too many options and too much incorrect information out there. Am I wrong?
I don't know of any custom laminate producers but I do know of a custom vinyl floor producer in the NYC area. https://www.alliedtile.com/
You're not wrong about the confusion. Even as a pro I have a hard time discerning the quality differences between products. It's much easier with wood than it is for imitations.
Custom luxury vinyl is so full of oxymorons as to make the head explode.
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