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If you’re considering purchasing vinyl flooring, it’s likely you’ll have come across different variations, notably SPC. It stands for stone plastic composite vinyl flooring – it combines limestones and stabilisers to create a very durable core. You aren’t losing any of vinyl’s traditional benefits either – it is still water, stain and scratch proof.
SPC comes in four main layers which makes it one of the most durable choices of flooring available on today’s market.
- Wear Layer – This is the top coating that is transparent, adding protection against the elements such as scratches and stains.
- Top coat – This is the layer that is water proof and has the texture, pattern and the overall look of the floor.
- SPC – This is one that distinguishes it from normal vinyl, where the limestone and stabilises create the unique core.
- Attached underlayer – Not all SPC vinyls come with this underlayer, however they help with sound reduction and adds softness.
So, you might be wondering why you’d chose SPC above your average Luxury Vinyl Tiles. Its popularity is continuing to grow and if you come from a busy family household or a business owner, it might well be the perfect choice for you!
The most useful benefit is that SPC is 100% water proof, which makes it the perfect choice in kitchens, bathroom, utility and the food industry! With modern life getting busier and busier, something which requires little maintenance is always popular. It is also incredibly durable and will withstand many years of high foot fall without showing wear.
SPC is also able to withstand fluctuating temperatures, meaning you can install under-floor heating. As well as this, it also comes with a very easy installation technique known as click-lock. This is where no extra glue or tools are required, simply placing the planks together with a groove. This is perfect if you’re not a big fan of D.I.Y and need something simple and quick.
Even with all these benefits, you’re not even sacrificing pleasing aesthetics and an authentic natural look. The good news is that SPC replicates natural products such as wood and tile so convincingly, that it’s almost impossible to tell them apart. You can get the desirable look of these products but at a cheaper price and easier maintenance properties. Not only does SPC look fantastic but is also soft under foot – perfect for those little ones playing on the floor!
SPC will have all the same maintenance and cleaning needs as regular vinyl. All that’s needed is a quick sweep and mop with warm soapy water to keep it looking in tip top condition.
With all these fantastic benefits, it’s easy to see why it’s so popular for all sorts of uses. From it being completely water proof, to being able to work with under-floor heating, you really can’t go wrong with this fantastic material.
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