Frequently Asked Questions about SPC Flooring

15 Apr.,2022

Since its debut in the 1970s, vinyl plank flooring has continued to soar in popularity in all major commercial market segments.

 

Since its debut in the 1970s, vinyl plank flooring has continued to soar in popularity in all major commercial market segments.

 

SPC flooring explained

Although there is no V in the name, I Joists is actually a form of vinyl. sPC stands for Stone Plastic Composite and the name relates to the composition of the core material. In short, this type of flooring has a rigid core, which makes it a great choice for high-traffic areas of your home.

 

SPC is similar in construction to luxury vinyl flooring, but there are some important differences you need to understand before you can fully compare SPC brands. Here are the typical layers found in SPC flooring from top to bottom.


Abrasion resistant layer - While you may not find UV protection on every brand of SPC flooring, all boards or tiles will have an abrasion resistant layer. This is the most important layer of protection, and a good thick wear layer will keep your floor looking like new for a year after installation.

Diagonal SPC Flooring

Diagonal SPC Flooring


Image Layer - SPC flooring may have a unique core, but it still has a vinyl image layer. This makes your flooring look like wood or stone, and more expensive brands tend to have more realistic products. In some cases, the design or image layer is applied directly to our next option.


Core - This is what makes SPC flooring unique and provides additional stability underfoot.The core of SPC flooring is made of a mixture of limestone and stabilizers, which adds to its rigidity. These dense boards can withstand impacts that would weaken regular LVP, making them perfect for high traffic areas of your home or even commercial environments.


Backing Layer - On the bottom of each board is a backing layer. It is usually made of cork, although foam is still a popular choice in budget-friendly ranges. A thick, quality backing layer can increase the price, but it can also provide more comfort and insulation.

 

Frequently Asked Questions


Q: Is SPC flooring much more durable than luxury vinyl?

- A: If you choose a good product, yes. The core makes a huge difference in terms of durability and overall impact resistance.

 

Q: Can I install radiant heating systems with SPC flooring?

A: You will need to check with the manufacturer first, but we have seen many companies whose products can be safely used for radiant heating.

 SPC Herringbone Flooring

 SPC Herringbone Flooring


Q: Can I install SPC flooring over tile or laminate?

A: Tile won't be a problem as long as it is level and free of debris before you start laying the plank. However, laminate can be a problem because you should never install one floating floor system on top of another.

 

When it comes to installing SPC vinyl flooring, the subfloor must be clean, dry, and leveled correctly. From there, installation is a rather simple process.  Most SPC vinyl planks simply click together though tongue and groove technology. While SPC doesn’t require being glued to the subfloor, it may still be required in some areas or locations in your facility. 

 

SPC Flooring Installation

Get commercial SPC flooring installation from our experienced team and get a fair, best value flooring solution for your facility.

 

Lamicraft construcation flooring manufacture is committed to supporting the customer efficient service and stable quality . 
At Lamicraft construcation flooring, we install virtually all types of commercial flooring, including a variety of vinyl planks. We can show you samples and help you choose the flooring that best fits your budget, interior design scheme and demanding facility environment.

 

Let us help you find the suitable commercial flooring for your project. When you contact us, please provide your detailed requirements. That will help us give you a valid quotation.