There are different types of Vinyl flooring that are commonly used in the market, and we will help you gain a better understanding about these floorings so you can choose the best one for your project.
The initial (early) type of Vinyl flooring is made of Poly Vinyl Chloride and some additives by extrusion process.
It is soft and pliable and must be glued to the concrete floor for installation, it may buckle or expand due to changes in climate, and it is not as durable as the next generations of vinyl floorings.
WPC flooring and SPC flooring are new variants of Vinyl Flooring.
WPC is a variant of vinyl flooring that is made of wood and polymer, while SPC flooring is a variant of traditional Vinyl Flooring that is made of Stone and polymer and has been developed in recent years.
SPC flooring is better than traditional PVC-based Vinyl Flooring and WPC in terms of performance, characteristics, and application. (GIT WHOLESALE LUXURY VINYL PLANK FLOORING (LVP))
When buying vinyl flooring, there are several factors to consider before making a decision. Here are five things you should consider when planning to purchase a vinyl flooring.
1. Product Thickness
When choosing the SPC flooring for high or low traffic areas, kitchens, and bathrooms, it is important to consider the core thickness of the product.
For example, some SPC flooring has a thin core and a low-quality thick underlay which can look like a high-quality product but may not be as durable.
The minimum core thickness for SPC flooring is 3.5mm which, when combined with underlay and wear layer, will be a total of 5mm.
2. Wear Layer
The wear layer is the protective outermost layer of SPC core flooring, and it is essential to have a proper thickness for optimal performance. Experts suggest that 20 mils are the best thickness for the wear layer on SPC core flooring.
3. Click Lock System
SPC flooring is a remarkable innovation in the flooring industry because it allows vinyl to be installed more quickly and effectively than ever before.
SPC click-lock system reduces the amount of glue used in Vinyl Flooring, thus reducing the amount of harmful chemicals released into the environment.
SPC’s Click Lock system significantly reduces installation time and material waste, thus lowering project costs.
The click lock system is a part of the SPC core.
Choose the thickness of the core, which should be at least 3.5 mm (don’t misconstrue with total thickness).
Also, check the stability of the click locks; if they break easily, it means that the manufacturer used contaminated raw material or did not meet the minimum standard for core thickness.
Underlayment, a cushion placed under SPC flooring, serves many purposes.
It is attached under the SPC core and acts as a vapour barrier, insulates the floor from temperature fluctuations, cushions the flooring from foot traffic, and reduces noise and eliminates excess vibration.
A variety of types are available in the market to provide protection not only for the floors but also against mold and mildew.
The most used attached underlayment for SPC floorings are:
While cork is a great sound-resistant underlay, it is not a good choice as an underlay against humidity (buckling can occur when the cork compresses too much). It can become warped after several years.
B) EVA foam
This product does not provide much cushioning, it does not absorb a significant amount of sound and, more importantly, it will begin to smell in warmer temperatures.
C) Cross-linked polymer underlay
This is a new innovation that has become increasingly popular due to the fact that it reduces sound, provides mold and mildew resistance, offers vapour permeability, and provides a great deal of cushioning.
Many different colors of LVP (Luxury Vinyl Plank) are available to clients—gray, beige, oak, cherry, or even green—but if the goal is an LVP that looks and feels like real wood, a product that offers EIR (Embossed In Registered) technology is recommended.
In conclusion, for your home flooring projects, we would advise to always ask questions and do research on what you want, and try to be as realistic as possible. At GIT Wholesale, we take pride in our reputation and our products. Since we’re all about quality, service, and style, we believe you will leave the building completely satisfied with your flooring project—regardless of what it entails. We provide a seamless flooring experience from beginning to end—one that shows true quality and style. A wide range of colors are available for GIT SPC flooring, with many varieties from light to dark colors, as well as antique and retro style colors such as brown and beige.