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Evolution of wood flooring Private

2 weeks ago Multimedia Warangal   12 views

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Luxury vinyl tile (LVT) was the next big thing. LVT is vinyl constructed into planks to mimic a wood-looking floor and is waterproof, which solves the problem with laminate. It is cheaper to install with both floating floor click-system or glue down options but can shrink or buckle with cold and heat.

This leads us to the latest innovation in wood-like flooring – SPC.

SPC flooring, which stands for Stone Plastic Composite, is the latest innovative material in the flooring world. It is a premium type of LVT that is 100% waterproof and a much more stable material than traditional LVT.

The core of SPC multi-layered floor planks is created from a stone powder and pvc plastic combination that produces an incredibly durable dent-resistant material that doesn’t expand and contract with environmental changes.

One of the biggest advantages of SPC is that it is commonly installed with a click style system that is significantly faster to install than traditional tiles – making it a DIY homeowner favourite. No glue or nails are required to install, simply cut to size and click in place. Although it lacks some durability compared to traditional tiles, the speed of install drives down the labour cost so significantly that it makes a great flooring option.

While it ranges depending on the manufacturer, SPC planks are generally made up of the following layers:

  1. UV layer – Ensures stain-resistance, waterproof performance and prevents fading.

  2. Wear layer – Restores the authentic colour and embossing, protecting it from abrasion.

  3. Decorative layer – This is the printed wood-looking pattern.

  4. SPC Core – Durable rigid core of plank that doesn’t expand and contract with shifts in temperature or humidity

  5. Bottom layer – May be cork or foam backing material that gives some cushioning for a more comfortable underfooting.