SPC flooring is an upgraded engineered vinyl flooring. The invention of this innovative technology has had a profound impact in flooring industry.
This technology is the SPC core (rigid core) material production method, it is produced by extrusion, and density is higher than regular vinyl flooring, which is up to 2000kgs/M3.
SPC Flooring’s performance:
SPC vinyl is becoming one of the most popular floors to install for a variety of reasons.
100% virgin material
It is produced by virgin raw materials, which is good for product safety and click strength.
Some floorings such as hardwood flooring, bamboo flooring, laminate flooring, they can not be installed at high moisture places, spc flooring can be installed anywhere in the rooms.
Insect prevention, mildew proof
No worry about the high moisture in the room, you can install spc flooring in anywhere according to your inquiry.
Better dimensional stability
As it is new innovation technology, which makes the products more stable in high temperature and big temperature change condition.
Stronger click system
As spc plank flooring’s density is 2000kgs/M3, it is very strong core makes the click is very strong.
Recycled & ECO friendly
There is no formaldehyde, no heavy metal, VOC emission is very small, it is very friendly products for home decoration.
Easy for maintenance and cleaning
You needn’t spend time to do maintenance, wet mop is good enough to clean it the surface is dusty.
Carsem’s SPC flooring is non-toxic definitely.
Carsem’s SPC flooring is produced by 100% virgin PVC resins, Carbonates, stabilizers.
There is no glue in whole production, therefore it is formaldehyde free.
There is no recycled materials in our SPC Flooring Formula, therefore it is heavy metal free.
Our SPC vinyl floorings have Certificates and Test Reports from different agencies such as SGS, Floorscore, Greenguard, TUV, Intertek etc.
SPC Flooring’s raw material is PVC Resin and carbonate, it is 100% flooring.
SPC flooring can be installed at high moisture environment, such as kitchen, bathroom. However, SPC Flooring is not suitable for shower room as the alternating hot and cold water will cause SPC flooring’s expanding & shrinkage issue.
Compared with Laminate Flooring:
SPC flooring is waterproof;
SPC flooring is more environment friendly (No formaldehyde);
SPC flooring color is lasting as UV coating on the vinyl flooring;
SPC flooring’s touch feeling is more soft and comfortable.
Compared with click PVC flooring:
SPC flooring Click is much more stronger than Vinyl flooring, which is very important for installation;
SPC flooring Click Size stability is much better than Click vinyl flooring. Absorption is less;
SPC flooring Cost is less than click vinyl when the thickness is the same;
Compared with WPC flooring:
Absorption rate is almost 0% .
Density: ≥2000kgs/M3. WPC’s density is about 930kgs/M3.
Size stability is much better than WPC flooring.
SPC flooring also has several names such as Rigid Core, Rigid LVT, SPC vinyl plank.
SPC flooring was created to replicate the look of real natural wood, natural tile, but performance is similar with luxury vinyl plank floors.
SPC Flooring Pros:
Wood flooring is not waterproof, our SPC flooring can be produced almost same as real wood looking. It can be installed in kitchen, bathrooms, and high moisture places.
Wide color range options
Most of spc flooring factories, they have hundreds of color options which to meet international clients’ requirement. No matter what kind of design and color you need, we can do it on spc flooring.
Generally speaking, spc flooring is more affordable than real natural wood flooring and it can provide the same natural wood looking. You can DIY installation to save installation cost.
Durable and long lasting
Our factory can guarantee at least 15 years. With proper maintenance, SPC vinyl flooring can last to over 20 years.
Easy to clean and maintenance
Young people are very busy nowadays, they need work at daytime, normally they don’t have much time to do housework. Then SPC flooring is your best choice, All you have to do is to sweep and damp mop occasionally and it will be sufficient to keep your house clean.
From -20 degree to 80 degree, SPC flooring has stable performance. It means that it be installed widely no matter what climate the country is.
Environmental protection idea is the theme of the day. We don’t want any materials to damage our health. SPC Flooring is one of the most safety flooring materials. You need not worry about the formaldehyde emission problem.
The countries and areas with high climate is very serious at termite proof materials and products. Real wood and fibreboard materials are very risky to have termite when the floor and condition are high moisture and wet.
SPC Flooring Cons:
Compared with other flooring products based on same thickness, such as laminate flooring, wpc flooring, vinyl flooring, wood flooring, spc flooring is heavier as the density is 2000kgs/M3 which is much more density than other flooring products.
Therefore, we don’t recommend too thick. More suitable thickness is from 3.5mm to 6mm.
More expensive than regular laminate flooring
SPC flooring is considered a luxury vinyl flooring, therefore, the material cost is higher than regular laminate flooring.
As SPC vinyl plank flooring’s density is super high, therefore the touch feeling of the top surface is more hard, not as soft and resilient as regular vinyl flooring.
This is very good question. We also searched on internet, but there is no professional answer to be honest.
We are factory, we have accumulated a lot of experience in installation in recent years, because our consumers come from all over the world.
About this question, it is not accurate to answer yes or no as it depends on which country and area in which SPC Flooring in installed.
SPC Flooring thickness is not as thick as other floorings such as hardwood, engineered flooring, laminate flooring, WPC flooring, then it has more higher requirements for ground flatness.
Self-leveling on the ground is very necessary special in south-east Asian countries and areas. It is very easy to have installation problems when the under floor is not flat.
Normally we recommend underlayment when you install SPC Flooring, this is very helpful for uneven floor condition. Underlayment can improve SPC Flooring’s ability to absorb sound. It can also make the SPC Flooring feel better to walk on and can prevent several problems from occurring.
Some of SPC Floorings have underlayment on the backing, such as EVA/IXPE/Cork, if so, it is not necessary to put underlayment on the ground any more. The backing underlayment has the same effect on reducing noise and improving foot feeling.
There are several click systems of SPC Flooring. Simply speaking, one is angle-angle, another one is drop lock.
Firstly, let’s learn how to install angle-angle click SPC Flooring, below is the drawing of the installing method:
In case of an uneven floor, place underlayment. Set spacers of equal thickness, appropriately distanced, for the required expansion gap.
It is very important that the first row is installed straightly. To realize this, installation alternates back and forth between rows one and two, for the first two rows only. Start with a small plank and position this plank close to the wall.
Now take another plank SPC Flooring, angle the short side of plank 2 on to the short side of plank 1. Make sure there are no gaps.
Take the 3rd plank SPC Flooring, angle the long side of plank 3 on to the long side of plank 1 and plank 2.
Use the same method to install more pieces from left to right. Angle degree is 15 to 20 degree which is the best angle for installation.
Measure the distance and cut the planks during installation. Secondly, let’s learn how to install Drop Lock click SPC Flooring?
Though the cleaning of SPC flooring is simply and easily, take some maintenance into account is still good to keep the long service life.
First Cleaning After SPC Flooring Installation:
After SPC Flooring installation, be sure to clean the entire room in time to ensure that the room is clean. Although SPC Flooring is waterproof, do not sweep SPC Flooring unless it is completely dry to avoid streaks due to dirt. Regular and Daily Cleaning of SPC Flooring:
Use a wet mop and dishcloth for daily cleaning. Deep Clean of SPC Flooring:
Below tips for cleaning SPC Flooring:
What should we pay attention to when cleaning SPC Flooring?
- Remove loose dirt with a vacuum cleaner or soft bristle broom before wet cleaning;
- Use a damp rag cloth or damp mop be squeezed for everyday care;
- Rub longitudinally with respect to the direction of the rod;
- Make sure that there is no water left on the floor and it can be completely dry in a short time, you can use a dry mop or dry cloth to remove excess water;
- Use neutral detergent and cleaning pad brush to remove stains, then wipe clean with water
- Avoid mocio brushes that could leave even dirt residue
- Don't use ammonia products, bleach, chemical agents
- Don't use wax soap or polishing products, detergents, abrasive cleaners
- Avoid using boiling water or steam cleaning tools.
SPC Flooring also has other names, such as rigid core, rigid core flooring, rigid core luxury vinyl flooring,rigid core vinyl plank flooring, rigid core vinyl plank,rigid core waterproof flooring, Rigid LVT, rigid lvt flooring, rigid Core LVT etc.
Not super scratch resistant;
Thinner material doesn't have as much cushioning underfoot, compared to a hardwood flooring or laminate flooring, WPC flooring;
Needs to be applied to a flat underground floor;
Cannot be installed in outdoor spaces;
Cannot be installed at shower areas;
Loud noise when there is no underlayment before installation, this is because the hard density of the material.
Heavy weight compared with vinyl flooring, WPC Flooring, laminate flooring and wood flooring.
No heavy metal when you buy SPC Flooring from qualified suppliers;
Strong click system when you buy SPC Flooring from good quality suppliers;
Anti-Slip as it is emboss textures;
As the high density materials, SPC Flooring is more better at impact resistance;
Compared to ceramic tiles, wood flooring, etc., D.I.Y installation is also a major trend in floor covering material;
Easy to clean & Maintain.
Ultra-durable: As density is higher, the material is heavier, the quality is better, that makes SPC flooring the most durable vinyl flooring option out there.
Realistic wood and realistic stone looks: Top-end vinyl floors mimic natural materials better than ever before. SPC vinyl is the cream of the crop, so the visuals are usually incredibly convincing and beautiful.
Dent Resistance – Traditional LVT floors are soft and pliable, which means heavy furniture can easily dent the material.
SPC core is more higher density, will be more resilient when it comes to dents and abuse. It is a great option for commercial settings due to this reason.
None is perfect.
Although SPC Flooring has many advantages, There are still several disadvantages.
1. SPC Flooring is not good at scratch resistance. Compared with laminate flooring and vinyl flooring, SPC flooring is slightly weaker.
2. SPC Flooring's thickness is from 3.2mm to 6mm generally (not containing padding). Thinner material doesn't have as much cushioning underfoot compared to other floorings, such as laminate flooring, hardwood flooring, WPC Flooring and bamboo flooring.
3. Before Installing SPC Flooring, flat ground is more important, self-leveling floor ground is necessary. Otherwise, it is risky to have installation problems including height difference, gap and warping issues.
4. SPC Flooring is installed in indoor spaces, cannot be installed in outdoor spaces.
The answer is 'No'.
Steam cleaning is very handy as you are able to clean, sanitize and dry quickly all at once without using chemical cleaners. But, here's the catch… The hot steam is actually doing more harm to SPC flooring.The hot steam will be very hot more than 80 degree, it will easy to damage the surface and structure stability of SPC Flooring.
What is your concerns for living room flooring ? Durability, longevity, and ease of installation?
If so, SPC flooring is a great choice. This luxury SPC flooring can reproduce the look of natural materials without the extra cost and upkeep.
Durable And Long-lasting
Don't be surprised to find SPC flooring can actually last 20 years over if it's well maintained. That is also why some big brands of SPC flooring is able to provide warranties of 15-20 years and above.
SPC flooring belongs to resilience material. Compared with tiles, it is comfortable and soft touch, and its thermal insulation property is also better. Meanwhile, its resilience is better than tiles, without cold feeling and with good feet feeling.
SPC Flooring is floating flooring with click system, which is suitable for D.I.Y installation, more easier installation than tiles;
SPC Flooring is not as heavy as tiles;
SPC Flooring is not as fragile as tiles, tiles normally needs more careful during transportation.
Before installation, it is important that the sub floor is clean and free from dirt or debris.
SPC flooring core is very high density, it is very hard. Underlayment is necessary for installation when there is no underlayment on the back of SPC Flooring.
Underlayment can act as a buffer to reduce noise, as well as moisture-proof.
SPC flooring is an excellent choice for the kitchen. All of our SPC flooring products are 100% waterproof, stain-resistant, and easy to clean and maintain.
While WPC, LVT and SPC floorings will eventually fade, they do not do so fast. As a matter of fact, these flooring score moderately when it comes to fade resistance. This is because they have a UV coating treatment that keeps their color from fading fast.
SPC flooring is not produced using any wood material, making it 100% termite proof and Insect Prevention.
Similar to LVP/Vinyl flooring, SPC is a vinyl flooring material that has a rigid core made from powdered limestone, polyvinyl chloride and stabilizers is also completely waterproof, resistant to scratches, easily installed and durable. All the decor films can be used for SPC as well as LVP and vinyl floorings.
SPC Flooring core is more high density, therefore, it is more harder;
LVP and vinyl flooring core is more soft;
SPC Flooring is floating click system flooring, therefore the thickness normally starts from 3.2mm;
LVP and vinyl flooring thickness normally starts from 2mm.
MANUFACTURER OF - SPC RIGID CORE FLOORING -
CARSEM FLOOR is the first group manufacturers to produce SPC (Stone Polymer Composite) flooring in China.
Unlike the standard vinyl flooring and hardwood floors, SPC has a 100% waterproof quality, contributing to its durability. It can also be comfortably installed in moisture-heavy areas like the bathroom, laundry room, and kitchen but not shower area.
SPC, which stands for Stone Plastic (or Polymer) Composite, features a core that is typically comprised of around 60% calcium carbonate (limestone), polyvinyl chloride, plasticizers and stabilizer. Density is about 2000kgs/M3, which is very strong and stable materials. It is 100% waterproof floating flooring.