What is Rigid Core Vinyl Flooring?
One of the latest luxury vinyl technology is rigid core vinyl flooring, which is a type of vinyl flooring comprised of a more solid or “rigid” core for added durability.Rigid core luxury vinyl is click-type plank vinyl flooring that doesn’t require any adhesives. There are two types of rigid core luxury vinyl are Stone Plastic Composite (SPC) and Wood Plastic Composite (WPC).
WPC LUXURY VINYL VS. SPC
When it comes to WPC vs. SPC flooring, you need to know that while both share a variety of characteristics, there are differences between the two that you should considere when deciding which will work best for your space, interior design, and needs.
WPC Luxury Vinyl Flooring
WPC, which stands for Wood Plastic (or Polymer) Composite. WPC core made from either recycled wood pulp and plastic or polymer composites that are expanded with air, It is a light weight, low density, warm and soft underfoot.
SPC Luxury Vinyl FlooringSPC, on the other hand, stands for Stone Plastic (or Polymer) Composite, made from powdered limestone, polyvinyl chloride and stabilizers. It is denser and slightly stronger than WPC.
Differences Between WPC and SPC Vinyl Flooring
Water Resistant. Both WPC and SPC flooring are waterproof and incredibly durable to wear caused by high traffic, and extremely scratch resistant.
Density. SPC consists of a rigid core layer that’s thinner and more compact and dense than WPC.
Stability. Because of the compactness of SPC, it makes it less likely to expand or contract during extreme temperature, which can improve the stability and longevity of the SPC flooring. It’s also more durable when it comes to impact.
Thickness and Comfortability. Since the WPC rigid core layer is thicker than the SPC core, It is softer and comfortable underfoot and warmer.
Durability. Because SPC’s core layer is comprised of limestone, it has a higher density in comparison to WPC, which makes it more durable compared to WPC. Its high density makes it better resistance from scratches or dents.