SPC vs. WPC Vinyl Flooring
Although traditional LVT and the rigid core spin-offs share many of the same characteristics, the rigid core does affect the installation, resistance to temperature changes, and overall durability. The following are key differences between SPC and WPC:
Price—WPC is typically more expensive than SPC.
Heat Retention—WPC retains heat better than SPC, which means SPC flooring might be colder to the touch.
Sound Absorption—WPC’s thicker core absorbs sound better than SPC.
Stability—SPC is more stable under temperature changes and high heat than WPC.
Feel—WPC’s thick padding offers a more comfortable, cushioned underfoot than SPC.
Durability—SPC’s dense core is less likely to dent than WPC.
Overall, SPC is a great, cost-effective option for those who want LVT flooring that can handle major temperature fluctuations and heavy impacts. On the other hand, if you’re looking for LVT flooring with better sound absorption and a comfortable, warm underfoot, then WPC might be worth the additional cost.
Let’s take a deeper dive into each LVT option to see which is right for you.