If you’re looking for a strong, durable and stylish flooring solution that’s also affordable and practical, Trendy Floors has an amazing selection of stone plastic composite (or SPC) flooring you won’t want to miss out on.
However, before you dive into browsing our impressive range, we’re here to tell you all you need to know about SPC flooring to help you make an informed decision on which type of flooring will best suit your requirements. From exploring what SPC flooring is to explaining how to correctly install it, we’ll be covering all the essential know-how you need right here.
What is SPC flooring?
SPC stands for stone plastic composite flooring, a solution which blends together hard natural stone components with plastic to deliver a robust flooring material.
Despite some similarities in terms of installation and style to wooden plastic composite (WPC) and luxury vinyl tiles (LVT), SPC flooring uses a combination of limestone (calcium carbonate), polyvinyl chloride (PVC) powder and a stabilsing agent that makes it incredibly hard-wearing, completely waterproof and a reliable option for covering floors in both domestic and commercial areas.
Beyond providing a dense and stable core, the manufacturing process also includes adding a decorative vinyl layer to offer a choice of colours, textures and styles – as well as a wear-resistant UV layer that helps to protect the surface from scratches and stains.
SPC flooring is revolutionising the laminate world, as its robust core properties mean there are now no limitations on where this flooring can be installed in your home – delivering superior performance for click and lock floors.
Completely waterproof: the core ingredients of SPC boards – limestone, PVC powder and a stabilising ingredient – provide a 100% waterproof core layer that forms the foundations for the additional decorative and sealing layers. Not susceptible to warping or swelling from exposure to moisture, water-resistant SPC flooring is perfectly at home in bathrooms, kitchens, utility rooms and conservatories
Resistant to temperature fluctuations: the unique composition of SPC floors also offers excellent resistance to extreme changes in temperature. This ensures floor materials don’t shrink and expand in the heat or cold, which can happen with other types of flooring – making it primed for use in homes or commercial properties that use air conditioning
Exceptionally hardwearing: the stone construction of these floors also make them incredibly strong and durable. This means they’re able to not only withstand heavy footfall in high-traffic areas, but also to withstand heavy loads, like large furniture pieces, without damaging the core integrity or surface of the board. The result is a hard-wearing and long-lasting floor covering that will stay looking in pristine condition for years
Anti-slip for added safety: the top layer of SPC flooring is designed with safety in mind, with an anti-skid property. This means that, even when used in your bathroom, you can have peace of mind that, when you step out of the shower with wet feet, you’ll have firm grip underfoot – an essential consideration in family homes
Excellent fire-resistant: the fundamental materials used in SPC flooring also boast excellent fire resistance, giving you even greater peace of mind when choosing the flooring for your home
Eco-friendly: its hard-wearing properties ensure these floors are designed with longevity in mind, which is becoming an ever-more important consideration for homeowners who want to adopt sustainable interior design
Good stain and scratch resistance: the density of the core layer, combined with the protective wear and UV layers, provide resistance to daily wear and tear – such as scratches and stains. Even in high traffic areas like hallways or kitchens, the protective layers will remain intact for longer
Low-maintenance: with no need for additional sealants or specialist cleaning techniques, SPC flooring is easy to care for and incredibly low maintenance as a flooring option. Simply sweep up dirt and debris and wipe clean with a damp mop and water or a mild cleaning detergent for a deeper clean
Easy to install: with the same click and lock system as traditional laminate, the added strength of SPC boards makes them even easier to install. Many designs even come with an rubber underseal for added sound-proofing, with no need for additional underlay – making the installation process even simpler
Whether you want a long-term flooring option for your bathroom or your bedroom, SPC flooring offers a variety of benefits on all fronts – delivering a strong, stylish and sustainable option for covering floors in any room of the house.
One of the added benefits of SPC vinyl flooring is its versatility in terms of where it can be used and the variety of styles available. To help give you a little inspiration, here are a few styling ideas.
Country kitchens: bring your dream of having a rustic country kitchen to life by using SPC wood-effect flooring to lay the right foundations for coordinating this aesthetic. Without the expense and maintenance of real-wooden floors or the inconvenience of tile installation, your vision of a charming, characterful kitchen could be realised more quickly than you think.
Pared-back bathrooms: minimalist, Scandi-inspired interiors will always work well in bathrooms where function remains a key priority, but it’s easy to add a softer edge with the right blend of textures in the room. This is where your SPC vinyl comes in: the pared-back look of a faux white-washed floor and a mixture of natural, soft fabrics and touches will beautifully combine to deliver a minimalist bathroom that’s both fashionable and functional.
Blissful bedrooms: create a sleep haven you’ll definitely want to spend more time in with warm hues and soft touches. Opting for an SPC vinyl that has subtle reddish hues that are complemented by pale, fluffy rugs and accessories and rich terracotta on the walls is sure to deliver a welcoming space for curling up in bed.
Contemporary living rooms: channel your love of modern interior design with a clean and sleek looking SPC floor that looks perfectly at home with dark grey sofas, sharp edges and bright pops of vibrant colours.
The possibilities of SPC flooring are endless, whether you want to use natural stone or wood-look flooring to create a contemporary or a classic finish. Here at Trendy Floors, we have an extensive choice of SPC flooring products on offer to ensure you find just the right solution to meet your needs – and with the simple click and lock installation process, achieving your desired look couldn’t be easier.
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