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What Does SPC Stand For?
SPC is industry lingo for Stone Plastic Composite or Stone Polymer Composite. It describes the ultra-tough core of rigid core luxury vinyl flooring. The stone plastic composite makes that core layer virtually indestructible, maintaining its form even on top of uneven subfloors.
What does that mean for you?
I’m glad you asked! It means you can install SPC rigid core luxury vinyl flooring on any level, over almost any existing subfloor and for any amount of traffic.
Layers of Rigid Core Luxury Vinyl Flooring
SPC rigid core luxury vinyl flooring is typically comprised of 4 layers.
This is the backbone of your plank.
This is the main attraction! SPC flooring contains a solid, waterproof WPC core. It won’t ripple, swell or peel no matter much liquid you subject it to.
This core is ultra-dense with no foaming agents like you’ll find in traditional WPC flooring. It gives you slightly less resilience underfoot, but it makes the flooring a superhero in the durability department.
Printed Vinyl Layer
This is where you get your gorgeous photo imagery that makes the vinyl look identical to natural materials like stone and wood. Often, rigid core luxury vinyl flooring is the highest quality vinyl on the market. This means you get the most realistic looks that people will swear are real wood/stone!
Just like with traditional vinyl, the wear layer is like your bodyguard; it helps protect your floor from dents, scratches, etc. The thicker the wear layer, the buffer your bodyguard, you feel me?
SPC flooring is known for having a buff, beefy wear layer offering more protection. When you look at vinyl flooring, it’s just as important to look at wear layer thickness as plank thickness.