There are a lot of different waterproof flooring choices from which to choose. The question then becomes: which flooring option will be the best investment? Two of the more popular options available are WPC and SPC. Each of these flooring selections has its upsides and downsides, so we’re going to take a little time to review each one with you. That way, your decision will be easier to make. Take a look at the attributes of WPC and SPC.
Of the two options we mentioned, SPC is typically the heavier of them. It’s also usually the cheaper and harder choice. There are many things that make SPC worth your while.
Firstly, the hardness it has grants it strong resistance to denting, meaning it’s perfect if you’re worried about your floor sustaining a lot of damage. It also comes with a solid core, and it doesn’t have any air bubbles in it.
If expense is your concern, SPC can be the better choice in that regard as well because it is cheaper to install than WPC. This makes it accessible for more people. Lastly, SPC comes with considerable resistance to heat.
While the benefits of SPC are extensive, there is a whole other list of benefits awaiting you if you go with WPC instead.
To begin, WPC, while not as cheap to install, isn’t as fragile as SPC. This means that the installation has a better chance of going smoothly. This flooring choice is also softer under foot, as well as lighter overall. When you step across WPC, it’s quieter too.
You should also pick WPC if you prioritize the visual appeal of your floor. You can get more realistic-looking visuals when you select this flooring option.
Defining Luxury Vinyl Tile’s Wear Layer
Luxury vinyl tile (LVT) is quite sturdy, while also being a more cost-effective and low-maintenance option. You can get LVT in many styles these days, allowing you to complement any look you may have for your house.
When you’re deciding on a floor to install around the house, you’ll have to think about the wear layer at some point. However, not everyone has heard of this wear layer, so we want to review what it is briefly.
When we talk about the wear layer, we refer to the layer of LVT that gives additional protection between the protective finish at the topmost layer of your tile and the printed design. It’s the layer that minimizes dents and scratches, and it allows your floors to continue looking great.
Understanding the Measurements of Luxury Vinyl Wear Layer
The wear layer gets measured in thousandths of an inch, also known as mil. Keep in mind that mil is different from millimeters. Generally speaking, you get more sturdy flooring if your mil is higher and your wear layer is thicker. The trade-off is that you tend to spend more money on these floors. Therefore, you should find a floor that healthily balances durability with budget.
Deciding on Measurements
As mentioned earlier, you use mil to measure out a wear layer, and how thick you want your floor tiles to be will depend on your situation. Areas with plenty of foot traffic should invest in thicker tiles, as an example.
Look below for some suggestions on measurements based on your property:
- Normal residential places: At least 12 mil
- Residential places with high foot traffic: At least 20 mil
- Commercial properties: At least 28 mil
Contact Mike’s Flooring and Design Center
Since Mike purchased the business in 1996, he and his team have helped families like yours throughout Delmarva, Sussex County, DE, and Ocean City, MD. Mike continues to be involved in the day-to-day operations, ensuring the vision you share is the one we help deliver.
Over the years, we have established relationships with local manufacturers, such as Adura, COREtec, and Bruce, who we trust to deliver superior work. Our team will continue to be your point of contact through the entire process to be sure you are completely satisfied.
We also provide “SHOP AT HOME” service. We will bring samples directly to your home, or should you already know what products you want, we can safely provide you with a “FREE ESTIMATE.” This allows you the flexibility of not having to be at home for us to do an estimate, nor the installation. All we will need to know is what areas in your home we would be doing and how we can gain access (hidden key, lock box, coded entry, realtor, neighbor, etc.). This is tailored around the homeowner who needs to get their unit ready for the season or simply enhancing their home but does not want to leave their home or can’t make it to town (Ocean City, Berlin, Salisbury, Worcester / Wicomico County Maryland & Sussex County Delaware).
This service is not new to us. We have already been providing this service for our customers for the past 26 years. With the current situation at hand, we can continue to provide you with your Floor Covering and/or Window Treatment & Design needs along with the “AWESOME SERVICE YOU DESERVE, ALONG WITH PROFESSIONAL, QUALITY INSTALLATIONS.”
Please feel free to contact us at 800-298-9470, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be more than happy to assist you with your project. Have a wonderful day and STAY HEALTHY!