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WPC vs SPC Vinyl Flooring

WPC vs SPC Vinyl Flooring

If you did not know already, WPC and SPC vinyl are types of luxury vinyl flooring. With so many different types available on the market today, it can be hard to figure out which one would be best for your project and individual home needs. Irvine Carpet One Floor & Home is your local flooring retailer and luxury vinyl flooring expert. The main difference between the types of luxury vinyl lies between the planks and tiles. Below we lay out the differences and some similarities of WPC flooring and SPC flooring.



What is the Difference Between WPC and SPC?

One of the more obvious differences in physical. WPC flooring tends to be thicker than standard SPC vinyl. Other than that, their physical appearances are very similar. Since both rigid cores feature different constructions, the WPC vinyl will be softer underfoot than an SPC vinyl. WPC floors use a sort of foam within the core to give it a more cushioned feel. SPC vinyl features mostly limestone with little fillers and binding agents. This helps to give SPC planks and tiles a sturdier feeling underfoot. Other differences include performance. Since SPC vinyl is mainly stone-based, it gives the floor a more superior dent resistance compared to WPC vinyl. WPC vinyl is dent resistant. However, because it is made with softer materials it is not as resilient. If you are looking to install either in a commercial setting, we recommend going with SPC vinyl flooring. In terms of being susceptible to changes in temperature, WPC flooring tends to have more movement than SPC because of its softer construction. However, both are great options for residential homes because they are more durable than most natural floors.


As we mentioned, there are also similarities between SPC and WPC vinyl flooring. WPC and SPC vinyl floors feature very realistic surfaces. Improved digital printing technology has made it easier to replicate the look of natural flooring, and most vinyl floors will have a beautiful look and feel. They are available in a variety of decors, styles, colours and textures. Both types of vinyl flooring can be installed below, in and above grade. They perform well in wet areas of the home such as in kitchens and bathrooms as well as in commercial type spaces. WCP and SPC vinyl flooring features tongue and groove constructions and the planks click together so there is no need for nails or glue. Cleaning these types of vinyl floors is easy, and only requires regular sweeping and occasional deep cleaning.


If you would like to learn more about WCP and SPC flooring or would like to see these floors for yourself, be sure to stop by our showroom and meet up with one of our sales professionals. 

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