Why Choose SPC? 

Exploring the Advantages and Drawbacks of Stone Polymer Composite Flooring

When it comes to choosing the right flooring for your space, the options seem endless. One popular choice that has gained traction in recent years is Stone Plastic Composite (SPC) flooring. This innovative material blends stone and plastic components to create a durable and versatile flooring solution. Let’s delve into the pros and cons of SPC flooring to help you make an informed decision for your home or business.

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SPC flooring is known for its exceptional durability. Resistant to scratches, dents, and water damage, it stands up well to the rigours of daily life, making it ideal for high-traffic areas.

Realistic Appearance

One of the standout features of SPC flooring is its realistic wood or tile appearance. Advanced printing technology allows for a variety of designs, providing a visually appealing and customisable flooring option.

Easy Installation

SPC flooring typically features a click-lock system, making installation a breeze. This user-friendly mechanism allows for a DIY approach, saving both time and money.

Stability and Comfort

The stability of SPC flooring is enhanced by its stone component, ensuring a consistently flat surface. Additionally, this feature provides a comfortable underfoot feel, making it a practical choice for various spaces. The inclusion of cork backing in Golden Elite’s hybrid series further enhances the acoustic experience, adding an extra layer of sound insulation. 

Low Maintenance – Water, Humidity and Heat-resistant

In contrast to timber and bamboo flooring, they demonstrate higher resistance to heat, water, and humidity, requiring considerably less care and maintenance. Additionally, this durability makes them less prone to mould growth compared to natural flooring.


What Should you be Aware of Before Choosing SPC Flooring?

Limited Repair Options

While SPC flooring boasts a realistic timber-like appearance, it differs from hardwood floors in that it cannot be refinished or repaired. In cases of substantial damage, the only viable solution may be to replace the flooring, potentially resulting in colour discrepancies.

Temperature Sensitivity

Fluctuations in temperature and prolonged exposure to sunlight/UV rays can affect SPC flooring, leading to issues such as colour fading and contractions or expansions within the boards. These changes may ultimately contribute to damage to the click system.

Chemical Sensitivity

Some SPC flooring products may be sensitive to certain chemicals, affecting their appearance or performance. Following the manufacturer’s cleaning guidelines is crucial to avoid any adverse reactions.

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Choosing SPC Flooring…

As you weigh the pros and cons of SPC flooring, consider your specific needs and lifestyle. Every flooring material has its unique characteristics, and finding the right balance between advantages and disadvantages will lead to a flooring choice that suits your space and preferences.

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