There is little doubt that Stone Plastic Composite (SPC) flooring is emerging as
one of the most popular flooring categories today. But what is SPC and what is the
reason behind that popularity? Here are a few answers to some key questions.
What is SPC?
SPC is a composite material that does not contain any wood. It is waterproof, rigid
and stable. SPC products are commonly referred to as enhanced vinyl plank, luxury
vinyl flooring or waterproof vinyl.
Is SPC better than laminate?
The biggest advantage of SPC is that it's waterproof and appropriate for areas where
laminate shouldn’t be used – bathrooms, for example. In addition, the wear layer
of SPC offers more cushion and absorbs sound to make a quieter floor.
How is SPC different from LVT?
This biggest difference between SPC and LVT is that SPC is waterproof. It can also
be laid over most subfloors with little preparation. Unlike traditional vinyl floor
that will highlight any unevenness present in the subfloor, the rigid core of SPC
flooring allows for longer and wider format options so you don't have to worry when
installing over cracks or divots in subfloors.