You’ve heard the terms but what do they mean? Luxury Vinyl Floors and PVC floors refer to the same thing as we highlighted here. But, there are two types of Luxury Vinyl Flooring. They are referred to as SPC and WPC.
The main difference between these two types of engineered vinyl flooring is their core layer.
SPC stands for Stone Plastic Composite which is comprised of natural limestone powder, polyvinyl chloride, and stabilizers.
WPC stands for Wood Plastic Composite which is made up of recycled wood pulp and plastic composites.
Besides the core, these two types of flooring are essentially the same makeup of layers. Here’s how a rigid core flooring plank is constructed from top to bottom:
- Wear layer: This is the layer that provides resistance to scratches and stains. It is thin and completely transparent.
- Vinyl layer: The vinyl is durable and strong. It is printed with the flooring pattern and color.
- Core layer: This is the waterproof core made from either stone plastic composite or wood plastic composite.
- Base layer: EVA foam or cork forms the base of the plank.