There are so many different types of vinyl flooring on the market, it’s very difficult to figure out which one will be best for your project and needs. When it comes to rigid core construction, WPC and SPC vinyl floors are very similar. Below we will compare the main similarities and differences of WPC and SPC vinyl flooring.
WPC,means Wood Plastic (or Polymer) Composite. It consists of polyvinyl chloride, calcium carbonate, plasticizers, a foaming agent, and wood-like or wood materials such as wood flour. Manufacturers of WPC, which was originally named for the wood materials it was comprised of, are increasingly replacing the various wood materials with wood-like plasticizers.
SPC, which stands for Stone Plastic (or Polymer) Composite, consisting of around 60% calcium carbonate (limestone), polyvinyl chloride and plasticizers
Thickness – Most WPC vinyl floors will be thicker than a standard SPC vinyl. WPC vinyl flooring usually ranges from 5mm to 8mm, while and SPC vinyl will stay around 4mm to 6mm.
Comfort Under Foot – Due to the construction of the rigid cores, the WPC vinyl will be softer on the foot than an SPC vinyl. WPC vinyls use a foaming agent within the core to give it added cushion. An SPC vinyl is most limestone with little fillers and adhering agents. This gives the SPC vinyl floor a more sturdy feel under foot. With an added underlayment, your SPC vinyl will have a softer feel under foot.
Dent Resistance – With an SPC vinyl core being primarily stone based, it will give the floor a more superior dent resistance versus a WPC vinyl. The WPC vinyl is dent resistant, however, it is a softer floor construction that will not be as resilient. An SPC vinyl floor would be the best choice in commercial applications due to this factor.
Price – Typically, a SPC vinyl will be cheaper than a WPC vinyl. Different features (such as attached underlayments or special wear layers ) have different prices.
What’s the similarities between SPC and WPC？
Appearance – With improved digital printing technology , both WPC and SPC vinyl floors have very realistic surfaces today. Most vinyl floors will have a beautiful look and feel. WPC and SPC flooring can be with different decors, styles, colors and textures.
Application – Like most vinyl flooring, WPC and SPC vinyl can be installed below, on and above grade. They can be installed in wet areas, such as kitchens and bathrooms, as well as commercial spaces.
Installation – WPC and SPC vinyl flooring have a tongue and groove construction that clicks together with no need for glues or nails. They are perfect for DIY.
Maintenance & Cleaning – Cleaning and maintenance is very easy for WPC and SPC vinyl flooring. Regular and deep cleaning is necessary to keep floors looking great.
Below is a general comparison of vinyl flooring on the market. Keep in mind that these are general assumptions and average prices. Depending on your needs and type of flooring, additional features may change the generalization of this chart.
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How to cut and install them?
A: Cutting the planks is very easy – you don’t need any special tools. Pls follow these steps, you can cut the rigid core planks for installation.
1.Measurement first, then use a utility knife and straightedge to score the plank.
2.Turn the plank over and bend it back along the cut. Use your knife to cut the back in the same place.
3.Voila! Youare done! Seriously.
B：Install floorings .Different floorings has different installation, here is an example for reference.
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