Have you been searching for durable vinyl flooring options
for your home or office? Is an overload of information confusing you? Have you been coming across the terms SPC and WPC? If so, we’ve got you covered! Here is a simple breakdown of the complicated information you may have heard or seen online.
Stone Plastic Composite (SPC) Vinyl flooring is often compared to the more traditional Wood Plastic Composite (WPC) Vinyl flooring since both of them are considered alternatives to one another. However, being a newer development, SPC Vinyl flooring has superior build that makes it more durable compared to WPC.
Interested in finding out what makes SPC flooring more? Keep reading!
Rigid, Stone-Plastic Core
Most of SPC flooring’s durability comes from its core that is primarily made up of limestone powder along with poly-vinyl chloride and process stabilizers. The presence of limestone
gives SPC flooring the sturdiness and rigidity that makes it stand the test of time.
Limestone has traditionally been used as a building material
that adds firmness to building structures and it’s been used for the same reason in SPC flooring as well. Compared to SPC vinyl, WPC vinyl doesn’t have any material resembling stone which makes it a relatively less firm flooring option.
Occasionally, a glass of water spills on the floor, somebody comes inside with wet shoes, or someone spills a bowl full of soup— accidents happen. The floor can suffer damage with every accident as liquid seeps into the different layers of the floor. For this reason, it is important to find waterproof floor installers as it will prevent any liquid from being absorbed by the floor, ultimately making it weaker.
Vinyl floors are known for being water-resistant
which adds to their durability. Paired with SPC Vinyl’s rigid core, water resistance gives it a longer life.
SPC Vinyl has more density than WPC Vinyl which, in turn, is much lighter and more flexible. The limestone core adds density to the vinyl which makes it less flexible but stronger than its alternatives. The higher density also ensures that the SPC vinyl planks stay put in their place, giving the floor more stability and firmness.
To sum it up, SPC vinyl is a newer technology that is made of stronger material and is more durable than traditional WPC vinyl. This makes SPC vinyl a better option for places that have more traffic or ones that have heavy furniture.
If you are looking for a more durable flooring option that also appeals to your aesthetics, PC Vinyl flooring will cover all your bases! Do you want to install SPC Vinyl Flooring
at your house or office in San Antonio or nearby areas? Reach out to our experts at New Day Floors
at (210) 549-3439 now and book your appointment. We have a huge variety
for you to choose from!