SPC flooring is a type of engineered luxury vinyl flooring with rigid core. It is usually made of several layers:
- The first layer is the SPC core, a limestone powder, polyvinyl chloride and stabilizers composite that makes the tile resistant and 100% waterproof.
- The second layer is the vinyl layer that carries the pattern of the tile. There are endless looks that can be reproduced on this decorative film, including the most classic flooring materials such as marble, wood and concrete.
- The final layers are the wear layer and the UV coating that provide durability, stain and scratch resistance and enhance the decoration on the film.
In addition, there can also be an underlay of EVA or IXPE foam to serve as a sound barrier.
Some of the advantages of these tiles are the competitive price and the wear resistance. Moreover, thanks to the Click System, they can be easily installed without any gluing and do not require the removal of the existing floor, which is ideal for DIY or small-budget projects.
The SPC core’s composition prevents the tiles from expanding or contracting with significant temperature variations. Their stability and water resistance make them perfect to be installed in every room of the house (kitchen, bathroom, living room, laundry room, etc.) and for light and medium commercial application.
This type of flooring is also pet and eco-friendly because of the scratch resistance and the absence of formaldehyde.
Being waterproof, SPC flooring does not develop mold and can come with an antibacterial treatment that eliminates the bacterial load on the surface of the tile. Even after 24 hours the bacterial load is still 60% lower than a non-treated sample.