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What is PVC, LVT, SPC, WPC flooring? What's the difference
The 4 most famous types today are: PVC floor, LVT floor, SPC floor
But many people don’t know the difference between these floors and PVC plastic floors.
1. PVC plastic floor
The so-called PVC floor, commonly known as plastic floor, is a general term. Any floor made of polyvinyl chloride as a raw material can roughly be called PVC floor. New types of floors such as LVT, SPC, and WPC are actually PVC. For the floor category, they just add different other materials, so they form independent subcategories.
Focus on everyone! Sort out the advantages and disadvantages of PVC flooring:
Disadvantages: too thin, conventional 2mm thickness. The foot feel is very, very bad. If the ground is uneven, it looks pitted if it shows the effect.
Advantages: very cheap, suitable for low-grade rental and renovation. Installation is simple, with adhesive backing.
2, LVT floor
The picture above is LVT floor, soft and flexible flexible floor, professionally expressed as "semi-rigid sheet plastic floor", they can even be bent into rolls. The market retail price of LVT floor ranges from tens of yuan to 200 yuan. In the past, it was mainly used for tooling projects in the past, because it has relatively high requirements on the floor and requires professionals to lay it, so from the cost considerations, it is usually only suitable for large-area laying. Of course, for rental houses or offices with low flatness requirements, this kind of floor is both good-looking and affordable. The recognized advantages of LVT flooring are: low price, environmental protection, wear resistance, good elasticity, impact resistance, waterproof and flame retardant, waterproof and moisture-proof, and convenient maintenance. This kind of floor is often laid in schools, kindergartens, playrooms, and is also used in family children's rooms.
Give everyone a key point:
LVT is an early product of SPC flooring, it is the first generation product, it is a bit outdated now.
Disadvantages: The thickness does not exceed 5mm, which is relatively thin and soft. Because the material is soft, it is easy to arch in a large area.
Advantages: 0 formaldehyde, waterproof.
3, SPC floor
The picture above shows the SPC floor, Stone Plactic Composite, which is a rigid plastic floor and can also be bent, but compared with LVT floor, the degree of curvature is much less. Its common name is Shijing Floor, and Hong Kong and Taiwan regions are called Stone Plastic Floor, or Plastic Stone Floor. In addition to Europe and the United States, Southeast Asia is one of the regions that use SPC flooring the most, because it not only has high appearance, but also has excellent waterproof and moisture-proof performance. , The cost is lower than that of laying floor tiles, and it saves laying time.
Uncle Gun has visited the production process of SPC floor, it is made by heating and bonding at one time, and there is no need to use glue at all. The market retail price of SPC flooring is usually between US$5 and US$11 per square meter. It has many advantages, such as high environmental protection; waterproof and moisture-proof; insect and mothproof; high fire resistance; good sound absorption effect; no cracking, no deformation, no thermal expansion and contraction; low price; easy installation; no formaldehyde , Heavy metals, phthalates, methanol and other harmful substances. The disadvantage of SPC is that the density is relatively heavy, and the transportation cost is relatively high; the thickness is relatively thin, so there are certain requirements for the flatness of the ground.