Views: 8 Author: Site Editor Publish Time: 2022-11-14 Origin: Site
Luxury SPC flooring is a type of flooring material made with high quality stone plastic composite core that is known for its resistance to water and scratches. Luxury SPC Flooring is more durable and thicker than regular SPC Flooring, which helps it to resemble classic hardwood floors, at a more affordable cost to you and the planet. Our popular luxury spc flooring is designed with a stone polymer composite core (SPC) for added structural strength. The click lock vinyl flooring option is stylish and easy to install, making it an attractive material for homeowners in search of high quality flooring at competitive price.
For detailed introduction of SPC Flooring, go to this links
SPC stands for Stone Polymer Composite. This term is most often used to describe the rigid core found in a variety of modern engineered floors. The core is comprised of limestone, polyvinyl, and stabilizers. These resources come together to provide an exceptionally stable and water-resistant material that is most often found in luxury vinyl plank (LVP) flooring.
Luxury SPC flooring is typically comprised of 4 layers.
Can vary between luxury SPC Flooring manufacturers.
Wear Layer: Just like with traditional vinyl, the wear layer is like your bodyguard; it helps protect your floor from dents, scratches, etc. The thicker the wear layer, the buffer your bodyguard. SPC flooring is known for having a buff, beefy wear layer offering more protection. When you look at vinyl flooring, it’s just as (if not more) important to look at wear layer thickness as plank thickness.
Printed Decor Vinyl Layer: This is where you get your gorgeous photo imagery that makes the vinyl look (nearly) identical to natural materials like stone and wood. Often, rigid core luxury vinyl flooring is the highest quality vinyl on the market. This means you get the most realistic looks that people will swear are real wood/stone!
SPC Core: This is the main attraction! SPC flooring contains a solid, waterproof WPC core. It won’t ripple, swell or peel no matter much liquid you subject it to. This core is ultra-dense with no foaming agents like you’ll find in traditional WPC flooring. It gives you slightly less resilience underfoot, but it makes the flooring a superhero in the durability department.
Backing Layer: This is optional. Backing Materials include IXPE, EVA and Cork. Thickness range from 1mm to 2mm.
SPC planks and tiles are specially manufactured to be ultra-thin and light, usually measuring thickness 3.2mm to 5mm.
When you want more stronger click system, thicker thickness is definitely necessary. Popular luxury SPC Flooring thickness options include:
The wear layer is like the bodyguard for your floor. Pretty simply said thicker = better, this is true.
The thicker the wear layer (or, the higher the MIL number), the more resistant your floor will be to scratching and scarring. Let's take a look at our options.
12MIL: Although its the lowest option in rigid core, 12MIL is still pretty thick – definitely thick enough for any home and for less busy commercial areas.
20MIL: This is the most common wear layer for commercial environments.
22MIL: The best of the best. 22MIL is as scratch-resistant as vinyl flooring gets, specially designed to hold up in the most intense commercial environments.
Luxury SPC Flooring and WPC Flooring are both waterproof vinyl flooring options, what's the difference? And why would you pick Luxury SPC Flooring over WPC Flooring?
The meat of both WPC flooring and rigid core flooring is the waterproof core. In WPC flooring, this is made from wood plastic composite, while with SPC, it is made from stone plastic composite. The stone is stiffer, sturdier and less resilient.
Imagine WPC flooring as your plush, luxurious home carpet. It's soft and wonderful, but it's not as durable or easy to maintain as a low-pile commercial carpet.
Luxury SPC Flooring is this commercial carpet. The planks/tiles are thinner, less giving under foot and ultra-sturdy and durable.
It's no surprise then that SPC rigid core luxury vinyl flooring is traditionally used for high-traffic commercial spaces. It is unbending unlike traditional vinyl and virtually indestructible.
Structurally, the WPC core contains added foaming agent to increase resilience and comfort. The SPC has no foam added, giving it a stronger, more robust core.
When it comes to scratches, both SPC and WPC are dependent on the wear layer. You’ll find options from 8MIL all the way to 20MIL+. The thicker the wear layer, the better your floor will hold up.
As far as dents from heavy furniture, SPC rigid core is less susceptible to this than WPC flooring due to its, well, rigid core. That's what makes it great for commercial environments. No matter how much traffic you see, SPC rigid core can take it.
More more details of SPC Flooring vs WPC Flooring, click here.
It's 100% waterproof: I mean, this is the trademark of both rigid core and WPC vinyl. It's perfect for business owners, pets and water-prone areas.
Perfect for imperfect subfloors: This is the other trademark of rigid core luxury vinyl flooring. All WPC vinyl is great for uneven subfloors, but rigid core is specially designed for these types of situations, engineered to be installed over any existing hard surface, including tile.
Ultra-durable: SPC vinyl flooring is the toughest, most durable vinyl flooring option on the market.
Realistic wood and stone looks: Seriously, vinyl is changing. Rapidly. The top-end vinyl floors mimic natural materials better than ever before. SPC vinyl is the best of the best, which means the looks are usually incredibly convincing and beautiful.
Zero maintenance: All you need is the occasional vacuum and damp mop to keep your floor looking fabulous.
Kiss the phthalates goodbye: Many of our SPC flooring options are phthalate-free. Just check the product highlights to be sure.
Perfect for Commercial and high traffic areas: High wear resistance and super scratch resistance of Luxury SPC Flooring can be widely used in commercial areas.
Easy, DIY installation: Rigid core luxury vinyl tiles and planks are easy to install yourself with most options interlocking and floating over your existing surface.
Sound absorbent: The SPC core of rigid core luxury vinyl flooring helps absorb sound, making it great for second story businesses.
Extra warmth: Rigid core is known for providing extra warmth, especially compared to cold ceramic tile.
Less comfortable underfoot than WPC: Manufacturers designed rigid core to be sturdy, not comfortable. That’s why it’s so popular in commercial environments.
Price: SPC flooring comes with a lot of bells and whistles and the price can reflect that. Although, as more and more companies develop their own rigid core lines, we are starting to see prices drop and become more affordable. Also, it’s still less expensive than solid hardwood with way less maintenance.
Click to know the details of Pros and Cons of Luxury SPC Flooring.
While rigid core is typically sold as a commercial flooring option, it’s really a great choice just about anywhere you need durable, waterproof flooring. Popular applications include:
Commercial & high-traffic areas: Particularly, commercial kitchens and bathrooms that see a lot of traffic and need a waterproof floor. It’s also extremely popular in grocery stores and other environments where spills happen frequently.
Kitchens: If you're like me and your kitchen sees lots of traffic, you might consider going the SPC rigid core route. You can always purchase an anti-fatigue mat to place over the areas you stand the most for added comfort.
Bathrooms: Because of its waterproof capabilities, rigid core luxury vinyl flooring is a great option for providing a gorgeous, realistic wood or stone look in your bathroom except for shower areas.
Basements: Basements are prone to flood and water damage so waterproof rigid core flooring is a great option. Additionally, you typically don;t spend as much time standing in a basement so the lower resiliency isn't a big drawback.
SPC flooring started out primarily as a commercial flooring option.
Although SPC is best suited for commercial applications because of its overall durability and high-traffic design, this category has really expanded its visual offerings, and because the cost to produce is less than WPC, we expect the sales to continue to grow on the residential side.
Almost anyone can benefit from rigid core's waterproof features and durability. Here are a few types of people we highly recommend it to.
Business owners: Like I've mentioned, rigid core luxury vinyl flooring is designed with business owners and commercial spaces in mind. It is the most durable waterproof vinyl flooring option on the market. And, its sharp looks keep your business looking modern and stylish.
Pet owners: We know pets can completely wreck a floor between accidents, nails and running, but rigid core is built to handle it. It's also less slippery on those little puppy paws than laminate options.
Homeowners with imperfect subfloors: One of the biggest selling points for SPC rigid core flooring is that you can install it over uneven subfloors. Save money and ditch the leveling company by using SPC flooring.
DIYers: Most likely, you won't need to rip out your existing subfloor. Just interlock and float your rigid core vinyl over your existing surface.
You can find luxury spc flooring here in just about every popular wood and stone color and look.
Luxury SPC flooring option is extremely DIY-friendly. These tiles and planks feature a tongue and groove interlocking installation that allows you to easily click and lock the floor together just like traditional laminate.
Instructions vary from product to product, but here is an example of what a typical installation consists of.
Complete any necessary floor prep.
Place your first plank with the tongue side facing the wall. Press the end seam of the second plank into the end seam of the first plank, and then lock them together by laying the plank down. Continue working left to right.
Install the first plank in the second row by inserting the tongue into the groove of the plank in the first row. Continue through the process until all planks are installed.
Protect all exposed edges by installing wall molding and/or transition strips. Make sure that no plank will be secured in any way to the subfloor.
Click here for installation guideline of SPC Flooring.
Cutting the planks is super easy, you don’t even need any fancy tools. In order to cut your rigid core planks for installation, just follow these simple steps:
Mark the measurement then use a utility knife and straight edge to score the plank..
Turn the plank over and bend it back along the cut. Use your utility knife to cut the back in the same spot.
Luxury SPC Flooring from Carsem Floor is a top choice among discerning homeowners and builders as it offers style and efficiency. The rest of our flooring options follow the same standards to ensure they are produced from durable materials so you won’t have to replace them for years. Whether you are new to the industry of sustainable flooring or have done some of your own research, you can trust the quality of our products. To ensure you’re confident with your choice of flooring, order free samples to see how the style looks in your space!
The Highest Quality: We use the most advanced milling machines and premium raw materials that are safe for you and your family.
Affordable Cost: Carsem Floor is SPC Flooring manufacturer, we always focus on technical and automatic production improvement and lead to more competitive prices to our honest clients.
Exceptional Customer Service: We are dedicated to exceptional customer service and product quality.
Free Samples Support: We offer free samples support such as for color matching and strap samples for your marketing support.