What is SPC Vinyl Plank Flooring?

SPC flooring stands for Stone Plastic Composite. Known for being 100% waterproof with unparalleled durability, these engineered luxury vinyl planks use advanced technologies to beautifully mimic natural wood and stone at a lower price point. SPC's signature rigid core is virtually indestructible, making it an ideal choice for high-traffic and commercial environments.

It seems like just yesterday that WPC vinyl was the new talk-of-the-industry flooring product. I mean, to be honest, it’s only been the “it” thing for the last few years, which is still considered pretty new in the flooring world.

I’ve spoken before about the technological revolution transcending into flooring. It sounds crazy, right? Like, flooring doesn’t really seem like something technical, but manufacturing and waterproof properties really are. And they just continue to expand and evolve.

What are the benefits of new SPC flooring?

What makes the floorings Aardee sells and installs is its solid core that gives the floor superior indentation resistance, and it doesn't need to acclimate before it's installed. It can handle wide temperature ranges so you can leave your house, shutting off the heat and AC with peace of mind. Aardee brands, Earthwerks, Riverside, and Rivershore, withstand all that kids, cats and dogs, high heel shoes, and furniture and appliances can through at it.

So what is rigid core luxury vinyl flooring anyway? Let’s take a look.

Rigid Core Luxury Vinyl Flooring: SPC vs. WPC

Rigid core luxury vinyl flooring, also known as SPC flooring, is the most durable waterproof vinyl flooring option on the market.

You know how vinyl has a reputation for being flexible and less sturdy than traditional wood or laminate? Well, WPC vinyl is pretty darn sturdy, but SPC rigid core luxury vinyl flooring is like standing on concrete.

This small, thin flooring may seem like it doesn’t have much unf to it, but it is the toughest of the tough, specially designed to withstand the use and abuse of commercial environments.

Like WPC, SPC rigid core vinyl flooring is the top of the line for not just functionality but looks, as well. With rigid core vinyl, you’ll see all the hottest wood and stone-look trends and colors in beautiful, convincing planks and tiles.

What Does SPC Stand For?

SPC is industry lingo for Stone Plastic Composite or Stone Polymer Composite (these terms are used interchangeably). It describes the ultra-tough core of rigid core luxury vinyl flooring. The main material in the SPC is limestone aka calcium carbonate. The stone plastic composite makes that core layer virtually indestructible, maintaining its form even on top of uneven subfloors.

What does that mean for you?

I’m glad you asked! It means you can install SPC rigid core luxury vinyl flooring on any level of your home, over almost any existing (hard surface) subfloor and for any amount of traffic.