Today, I will briefly introduce SPC flooring and LVT flooring. What’s the difference and connection between them?
First of all, they all belong to PVC flooring, which commonly known as plastic flooring, this is a large class ,Any floor made of PVC can be called PVC flooring, like LVT, SPC these new types of floors are all belong to PVC flooring, they just add other different materials, SPC is more stone powder plus less plastic, commonly known as stone plastic flooring and LVT is less stone powder plus more plastic, commonly known as elastic flooring.
Above is LVT flooring, luxury vinyl tile, the professional expression is “semi-rigid sheet plastic floor”. It is very soft and even can be bent into a roll. The market retail price of LVT flooring ranges from tens of yuan to 200 yuan. It was mainly used for decoration of public buildings. For it has high requirements on ground, it needs professionals to lay it, so it is usually only suitable for large-area laying. Of course, this kind of floor is good-looking and affordable for the rental room or office with low flatness requirements. The recognized advantages of LVT flooring are low price, eco-friendly, wear resistance, good elasticity, impact resistance, waterproof and flame retardant, waterproof and moisture-proof, convenient maintenance. This kind of floor is often pavement in schools, kindergartens, playhouses, and also used in family children’s rooms.
Above is SPC vinyl flooring, stone plastic composite. In Europe, SPC floor is called RVP flooring. It belongs to rigid plastic floor. Besides Europe and the United States, Southeast Asia is one of the areas where SPC flooring is most used, because it not only beautiful, but also has excellent waterproof and moisture-proof performance, lower cost than tiles, and saves time. Compared with LVT flooring, The SPC flooring is more stable: the dimensional stability to heat of SPC Floor is ≤0.10% (80℃, 6 Hrs), while the LVT flooring is about 2.0%;
This means that LVT floor is easy to expand or shrink in the environment of high and low temperature changes, but the SPC flooring will not; The core of SPC flooring is rigid, but the LVT flooring is very soft. So SPC flooring has relatively low requirements on ground and easy installation, because the rigid core floor hides defects under the floor, and allows for longer and wider floors.
In addition, it has many advantages, such as high environmental protection, moth- proof, high fire resistance, good sound absorption, no deformation, formaldehyde free, no heavy metal, phthalate, methanol and other harmful substances. Therefore, SPC lock flooring will be more competitive than LVT, and will win people’s favor!