25 May Waterproof SPC Flooring: What is SPC Flooring & What Are Its Benefits?
When it comes to home renovation, there are three top flooring choices – hardwood flooring, tiles, and seamless floors. As a type of seamless floor, SPC flooring has arisen as the new-generation flooring, which features the latest flooring technologies and fabulous designs that make them one of the most popular flooring alternatives. Moreover, they are waterproof, easy to install, and well-known for their ability to create the illusion of extra space. Read on for a deeper dive into SPC flooring and its pros and cons to find out its suitability for your home interior.
What is SPC Flooring?
SPC flooring (Stone Plastic Composite / Stone Polymer Core) belongs to the luxury vinyl flooring family. It is a new type of flooring material made up of PVC – a synthetic polymer of plastic, which makes it strong and durable enough to withstand heavy foot traffic. It is approximately 4-6mm thick with great sound-absorbing capabilities, as well as being environmentally friendly.
While it resembles laminate flooring in appearance, SPC flooring is more long-lasting due to its waterproofing qualities. Flooring installation is easy since no glue is required. SPC flooring has been widely adopted in residential and commercial spaces across Europe, America, Japan, and Korea.
SPC Flooring – Pros & Cons
Benefits of SPC Flooring
1. Simple Cleaning & Maintenance
SPC flooring is mainly made from limestone and PVC composite, which are waterproof and moisture-resistant. It can stay in a good state even in humid environments like Hong Kong, while being easy to maintain and clean. You can wash this flooring with a damp mop for daily care.
Thanks to the wear layer, SPC flooring is extremely resistant to scratches and impacts. Its hardness also protects your floors in high-traffic areas such as homes and workspaces. Do not worry about rolling your office chairs over it or kids running around your flat – or even pets rubbing their paws and claws on the floor. All these marks and lines are protected by the durable material of SPC flooring.
3. High Stability
The stone plastic composite is a rigid core made up mostly of stone powder and a mix of polyvinyl chloride and plastic stabilizers. Hence, SPC flooring is highly stable and resistant to temperature changes that may induce expansion and contraction.
4. Low Cost & Easy Installation
SPC flooring is less expensive than hardwood floors and stone tiles. Lay the floors yourself to save installation labor costs. It is also very easy to install.
The main raw material of SPC flooring is an eco-friendly, non-toxic, and renewable resource, which is free of formaldehyde, benzene, carcinogens, and other heavy metals like lead. Also, it has no soluble volatiles and radiations, making SPC flooring a truly natural and environmentally-friendly alternative.
Drawbacks of SPC Flooring
1. Require A Flat Floor for Installation
When installing SPC flooring, it is important to ensure that the subfloor is flat. Unlevel surfaces may cause the interlocking joints of the floors to squeak or deflect when walked on. Only start installing when the surface is smooth and level.
2. Rock Hard Surface
The surface of SPC flooring is similar to stone tiles, which are cold to the touch and a little tough on the feet, especially in winter.
3. Sharp Edges
Be careful of the sharp edges of SPC flooring, which may cut your finger when handling. Extra caution should be taken when installing or replacing the floors.
Applications of SPC Flooring
SPC flooring is suitable for a variety of places, including residences, hotels, shopping arcades, libraries, and other public spaces. Whether you want to renovate your home on a budget or are looking for tiles with wooden patterns that are easy to maintain, SPC flooring should be at the top of your list.
Get in Touch
GPM offers one-stop professional flooring installation services in Hong Kong, Macau, and China. As a proud distributor of various prestigious European flooring brands, we import cutting-edge laminated flooring technologies and products to provide high-quality services to architects, interior designers, premium hotels and office towers, residential homeowners, etc.
If you wish to install SPC flooring or simply want to learn more about other waterproof flooring solutions, do not hesitate to speak with our sales team today.