4 Types of the Most Popular SPC Flooring

SPC flooring is definitely the most popular flooring in recent years. Its large size allows SPC flooring to better adapt to temperature variations. Most people know that there are currently 4 common types of SPC flooring. What are the differences between these types of flooring? Let's explain them one by one.

Advantages of SPC Flooring

  • 100% waterproof.

  • Low installation cost - Cheap if DIY, or save on professional installation labor and materials.

  • Easy to install — Click system makes it easy to complete with minimal tools, waiting time, and effort.

  • Looks great — Countless patterns, colors, and textures to achieve your exact desired look and shade.

  • Some are compatible with radiant heating.

  • Eco-friendly — Protects the Earth's natural resources by avoiding real wood and is recyclable.

  • Safe with better air quality — Free from formaldehyde, glue, benzene, and phthalates commonly found in flooring.

  • Some sound insulation — Multi-layer material provides some natural sound insulation.

  • Warranty — SPC  usually comes with good manufacturing warranties that typically increase with the thickness of the wear layer and plank core.

Application Considerations of SPC Flooring

While the core is very durable, the top wear layer will show noticeable scratches with excessive use. It is ideal for regular use in residential and light commercial applications but is not recommended for high-traffic commercial spaces.

Must be applied on a flat surface and cannot be installed in outdoor spaces.

If you place SPC  in an area with ample natural light, it will fade over time. We do not recommend using it in sunrooms.

4 Most Common Types of SPC Flooring

Regular Single-Layer SPC Flooring

Regular single-layer SPC flooring is the most common, affordable, and quality-assured type. Suitable for some projects or commercial use such as lobbies, stores, etc. It is also ideal for people on a tight budget. Prices range from several cents to 2 USD per sq ft.

Regular Double-Layer SPC Flooring

Also known as BA core or ABA  core flooring. When you walk on this type of flooring, the foot feel is better. This sand wedge (sand wedge)  structure makes the flooring more stable. Its cost is  5% to 20% higher than single-layer SPC flooring. Homeowners often prefer this type of engraved faux wood flooring with EVA or IXPE foam backing

EIR SPC Flooring

EIR (Embossed in Register) SPC flooring looks just like real wood flooring after embossing. This is also the most high-end SPC flooring currently on the market.EIR SPC  flooring costs  20% to 50% more than double-layer SPC flooring. It looks highly aesthetic and realistic, making it ideal for homeowners with pets.

Aluminum Oxide SPC Fooring

It has an extremely hard surface as it uses aluminum oxide technology, making its surface hardness 30% to 80%  stronger than regular double-layer UV coating. This type is very suitable for homes with pets and babies, or busy commercial areas.

Note that all types of SPC flooring can have cushion layers such as EVA or IXPE foam to increase walking comfort.

SPC flooring will become very popular in the coming years, and we are sure the new ultra-hard flooring will satisfy you, your child, pets, and clients.

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