What Are the Major Differences Between WPC and SPC Vinyl Flooring?
Both WPC and SPC flooring are water resistant and incredibly durable to wear caused by high traffic, incidental scratches and everyday life. The essential difference between WPC and SPC flooring comes down to the density of that rigid core layer.
Stone is denser than wood, which sounds more confusing than it really is. As a shopper, all you need to do is think about the difference between a tree and a rock. Which has more give? The tree. Which can handle a heavy impact? The rock.
Here’s how that translates to flooring:
WPC consists of a rigid core layer that is thicker and lighter than the SPC core. It is softer underfoot, which makes it comfortable to stand or walk on for longer periods of time. Its thickness can give it a warmer feel and it is good at absorbing sound.
SPC consists of a rigid core layer that’s thinner and more compact and dense than WPC. This compactness makes it less likely to expand or contract during extreme temperature swings, which can improve the stability and longevity of your flooring. It’s also more durable when it comes to impact.