Overview of SPC vinyl flooring
Stone plastic composite vinyl floor is considered to be the upgraded version of Engineering vinyl floor. SPC hard floor is distinguished from other types of vinyl base plate by its unique elastic core layer. The core is composed of natural limestone powder, PVC and stabilizer. This provides an incredibly stable foundation for every floor. Once these floors are installed, you won't know what they are. The floor looks like any other engineered vinyl floor with its core completely hidden underneath.
Each board of SPC rigid vinyl floor consists of the following layers:
Wear resistant layer: this transparent layer is located at the top. It is scratch and stain resistant and easy to keep clean.
Vinyl base: this layer provides decoration for wood. Colors and patterns are printed on vinyl.
SPC layer: This is a dense waterproof core made of natural limestone powder, PVC and stabilizer. It provides rigidity and stability for the board.
Prefabricated mattress: this layer is usually made of IXPE or EVA foam, which provides sound insulation and cushioning.
Advantages and disadvantages of SPC hard core vinyl floor
The benefits of SPC
SPC hard vinyl base plate is rapidly becoming one of the most popular trends in home flooring. The installation of SPC vinyl base plate can bring the following benefits to the homeowner:
Waterproof: one of the biggest benefits of choosing SPC vinyl flooring is that it has a completely waterproof core. Unlike hardwood, it can be installed in family areas such as laundry, bathroom, basement and kitchen. The waterproof function also makes the board more stable in the environment where humidity and temperature may fluctuate.
Easy to install: many homeowners appreciate that SPC flooring is easy to install. They can be placed on many different types of underfloors or existing floors. Most designs simply snap into place, eliminating the need for messy and complex glue.
Affordability: Although SPC vinyl flooring is more expensive than standard vinyl flooring, it is generally cheaper than other types of luxury flooring such as hardwood and stone. In addition, homeowners can usually install flooring without professional assistance, so DIY installation of SPC flooring can save more money for upgrading.
Style: SPC vinyl flooring is just like standard vinyl flooring, which can provide a variety of colors and patterns. Some SPC flooring styles are designed to look like hardwood, tile or other types of flooring. For those who want to be able to customize the look of their home, a broader choice is preferable.
Comfort: the thick and stable bottom layer of each board makes SPC floor more cushioned than other types of floor. The thicker the board you choose, the more comfortable you feel under your feet. These dense layers also help to make the sound quieter when walking on SPC floors. They don't usually make hollow or thin sounds like standard vinyl.
Easy to maintain: SPC hard vinyl flooring is very durable. Because of its high density, it can resist impact, stain, scratch and wear. This flooring style is ideal for busy families, as it not only supports well, but also is easy to keep clean. Maintenance only involves regular vacuuming or cleaning and occasional wiping. Over time, this type of floor will be resistant to fading, peeling and pulling, and can withstand direct sunlight exposure.
Disadvantages of SPC
There are many benefits to using SPC flooring, which seems to be an obvious choice for homeowners. However, before choosing SPC flooring for your home, it is important to consider the following potential disadvantages:
Less value added: install hardwood and other high-end flooring to add the most value to your home. Although SPC rigid vinyl flooring looks fashionable, homeowners traditionally prefer hardwood flooring for their homes.
Not as environmentally friendly as other floor types: if you're concerned about upgrading your home, you may want to avoid vinyl. Although progress has been made in the use of recycled materials and the removal of harmful chemicals from SPC flooring, it is still considered less environmentally friendly than many other flooring made from renewable resources, especially hardwood, cork and bamboo.