With the development of flooring industry in the recent years, flooring types are getting bountiful in addition to wood flooring, bamboo flooring, cork flooring, and SPC flooring. A recently developed but not very popular type is SPC flooring, having its own advantages and disadvantages like other flooring. Let’s take a look at what does SPC flooring entail?
SPC is an abbreviated form of the initials of Stone Plastic Composites in English. In Chinese it is translated into stone-plastic composite materials. Its common name is stone-plastic floor, a popular new type of composite floor overseas.
The SPC floor is mainly composed of calcium powder and extruded by plasticizing. It comprises of SPC polymer substrate layer, PUR Crystal Shield transparent layer, wear resistant layer, and color film decoration layer, soft and quiet flexible layer.
Advantages and disadvantages of SPC floor
Advantages 1: Environmental protection without formaldehyde
The production process of SPC floor does not require glue; hence it does not contain formaldehyde, benzene and other harmful substances. The real 0-formaldehyde green environmental protection floor would not cause any harm to human body.
Advantages 2: Waterproof and moisture-proof
SPC floor has the properties of being waterproof, moisture-proof, and mildew-proof, etc. It provides solution for the drawbacks of traditional wood floor fearing water and dampness; hence SPC floor can be paved in bathroom, kitchen and balcony conveniently.
Advantage 3: Anti-skid
SPC floor has good slip-resistant performance so no need to worry about the slippery floors and falls because of spilled water on the floor.
Advantages 4: The weight is easy to transport
The SPC floor is very light and slim, the thickness is between 1.6mm and 9mm, and the weight per square is only 2-7.5kg, which is 10% of the weight of usual wood floor, which makes it easier to carry and transport.
Defects of SPC Floor
The disadvantage of SPC flooring is that it is not popular everywhere as such, and SPC flooring stores are seldom seen in the market. Moreover, SPC is also expensive and isn’t affordable by all.