What are SPC floorboards?
SPC flooring is the most cutting-edge material in the flooring industry. It is a premium version of LVT that is 100% waterproof and significantly more stable than conventional LVT.
The core of SPC multi-layered floor planks is made from a combination of stone powder and PVC plastic, which forms an extremely durable, dent-resistant material that is not affected by environmental changes.
SPC is frequently put with a click-style system that is substantially faster to install than regular tiles, making it a DIY homeowner favorite. There is no need for glue or nails; simply cut to size and click into place. Although it lacks the durability of traditional tiles, its ease of installation reduces labor costs to such an extent that makes it an excellent option.
What are the different layers of SPC flooring?
Depending on the manufacturer, SPC planks are typically composed of the layers listed below:
- UV layer – Ensures stain resistance, waterproof performance, and fading prevention
- Wear layer — Restores the original hue and texture while protecting it from damage
- Decorative layer – This is the printed pattern that resembles wood
- SPC Core – Robust, rigid plank core that does not expand or contract in response to changes in temperature or humidity
- Bottom layer – This can be a cork or foam backing that provides cushioning for a more comfortable underfoot feel
Advantages and disadvantages of SPC flooring
- 100% Waterproof
- Installing the product yourself is inexpensive, or you can save greatly on labor and supplies by hiring an expert. Professional installation of tile typically costs between $5 and $10 per square foot compared to $1.50 to $2 per square foot for SPC
- Click system is simple to install with minimal tools, time, and effort required
- There are countless alternatives for patterns, colors, and grains to achieve the exact style and tone desired
- Some are compatible with radiant heating
- Avoiding the use of actual wood safeguards the earth’s natural resources, and the material can be recycled
- Safer, higher air quality – it is devoid of hazardous substances commonly found in floorings, such as formaldehyde, glues, benzene, and phthalates
- Some soundproofing — The multi-layered composition of the materials provides some soundproofing by nature
- Guarantee – SPC often comes with excellent manufacturer warranties, with the duration of the warranty increasing with the thickness of the wear layer and the core of the planks
- Not particularly scratch-resistant while the core is quite durable, the wear layer can become visibly scratched with prolonged use. It is ideally suited for household and moderate business use, but not for high-traffic commercial environments
- Compared to hardwood or laminate, thinner materials lack the same amount of cushioning underfoot
- It must be applied to a level floor. The greater the thickness of the board, the more forgiving it is over uneven surfaces
- Not suitable for exterior installation
- As you add extras, such as a thicker layer, a more attractive print, additional UV protection, etc., the price of the product can climb rapidly
- Not fade resistant; if you place SPC in a location with a great deal of natural light, it will fade over time. It is not recommended for use in sunrooms
- It’s not wood; therefore, the resale value of your home will be lower if you install SPC rather than genuine hardwood floors
Stone Plastic Composite (SPC) Flooring Dubai is a cost-effective option for kitchens, living rooms, and bathrooms with average wear on the main floors of residential homes. It is also ideal for basements that would benefit from waterproofing, secondary vacation homes, and rental properties due to its low maintenance, durability, and affordability to replace to retain a contemporary appearance.