Being waterproof refers to permanent material, where water doesn't penetrate the item, no matter how much time passes. Many people prefer to have waterproof flooring in two main areas, the bathroom, and the kitchen.
Two waterproof flooring options are Stone Plastic Composite (SPC) and Wood Plastic Composite (WPC)- two types of vinyl engineered flooring. They are very similar in that they do not deteriorate, and are often more rigid and pricier than typical vinyl options.
They are great flooring options for these reasons:
- Long durability
- Prevention of moisture buildup
- Protection against liquids
- Easy Cleanup
- Their color doesn't fade.
- And finally, they can be installed in any room of your home; however, they are not recommended for exterior installation.
Whether or not you choose this type of flooring, we would be glad to answer any questions you have about flooring. You can contact us by calling our office at, (408) 333-9771 or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SPC vs WPC
Stone Plastic Composite (SPC) and Wood Plastic Composite (WPC) are two types of vinyl engineered flooring. For the most part, they are very similar.
They have common layers, a wear layer, and a vinyl topcoat. The wear layer is transparent and adds scratch and stain resistance. The vinyl topcoat is a thin layer of vinyl, which makes it waterproof. In SPC, this layer the pattern and texture of the flooring. The next two layers in SPC are SPC core, which adds stability and the attached underlayment, which add softness to the floor and help reduce sound. In WPC, the next two layers are the decorative print and the WPC core, which adds stability, and sturdiness.
They both offer the same advantages. Both are waterproof, offer a variety of textures and styles, are budget-friendly, require low maintenance, are comfortable, are resistant to scratches and stains, are easy to install and are stable in different types of environments where temperatures vary.
Their main differences are their thickness, their durability, sound insulation, and price. WPC has a thicker core making it thicker. SPC is denser, which makes it more resistant to heavyweights, this is more durable. Being thicker, WPC provides more sound insulation.
Both are popular options which would very well accommodate your home.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at (408) 333-9771 or at (408)509-8627.