For SPC floors, the core consists of natural limestone powder, polyvinyl chloride, and stabilizers. In WPC vinyl floors, the core is made of recycled wood pulp and plastic composites. Both core layers are completely waterproof.
Besides the core, the following are the key differences between WPC vinyl flooring and SPC vinyl flooring:
- WPC floors have a thicker core than SPC floors. Plank thickness for WPC floors is generally about 5.5 to 8 millimeters, while SPC floors are usually between 3.2 and 7 millimeters thick.
- When it comes to how the flooring feels underfoot, WPC vinyl has the advantage. Because it has a thicker core compared to SPC flooring, it feels more stable and cushioned when walking on it. That thickness also helps to provide insulation to keep the floors warmer.
- The thicker core of WPC floors also makes them superior when it comes to sound insulation. The thickness helps to absorb the sound, so it’s quieter when walking on these floors.