SPC Flooring Is Ultra Durable
There’s a reason many of the best vinyl plank flooring brands carry SPC: it’s easily one of the most durable flooring options around.
Compared to other types of faux wood flooring, the only floors that perform similarly are the very best laminate flooring products and concrete flooring that looks like wood. And neither of these are as comfortable as SPC, which still retains some of the comfort ordinary LVP offers.
Additionally, the best SPC floors have high-quality wear layers that offer superior scratch and dent resistance. So, if you’re looking for the best flooring dogs, cats, or messy toddlers, SPC flooring fits the bill.
What Is Rigid Core?
An improvement on traditional vinyl, rigid core is an engineered product with a rigid core construction for added stability, and because it’s a solid plank, it has less flexibility than regular vinyl. It’s constructed of three to four layers, including the wear layer that protects the planks from scratches and stains, a thin layer of vinyl over the core, the strong rigid core that could be made from a wood or stone plastic composite core for added durability, and a not always included attached underlayment for extra cushion and sound absorption.
There Are 3 Types of Rigid Core Vinyl Flooring
There are 3 (common) ways to make vinyl flooring rigid.
The first way has a pure vinyl core that offers subtler improvements in texture and durability, while the other two have much more pronounced effects: WPC and SPC flooring.
What Is WPC Flooring?
WPC flooring uses a wood-polymer composite core, which offers a natural, almost bouncy feel that’s surprisingly comfortable for a hard-surface floor (it even gives the best cork flooring a run for its money).
What Is SPC Flooring?
SPC flooring, our featured topic today, has a stone-polymer composite core that dramatically improves the floor’s durability compared to ordinary luxury vinyl flooring. It’s less comfortable than WPC flooring, but this can be accounted for with a cushioned underlayment.
Benefits of Rigid Core
It comes in a wide range of colors, styles, and textures to realistically mimic the looks of hardwood and natural stone tile. Vinyl flooring is known for its ability to be installed just about anywhere because of its water-resistant properties, but rigid core vinyl goes one step further offering products that are 100% waterproof. For those with messy kids and pets, you won’t have to worry about moisture or humidity ruining your planks or causing them to swell. The tongue and groove or click system makes it easy to install on your own.