8 Reasons Why SPC/Rigid Board is the Ultimate Flooring Choice
If you have great flooring in your home or place of work, chances are you’d hardly notice it–for all the right reasons. It should look good, feel good, be easy to maintain, and withstand the daily wear and tear it is subjected to. Unfortunately, this is quite a demanding list of requirements, and few flooring products live up to these all the time. One exception is the SPC/Rigid board. This modern product is an exceptionally versatile, stylish and durable flooring wonder and superb option for the pet owner.
What is SPC/Rigid board?
Stone plastic composite (SPC) rigid vinyl board flooring is a highly durable type of engineered flooring that comprises several layers. The main core is made of stone and plastic composites, which are exceptionally strong and waterproof. The layers are as follows:
- Wear layer: This layer provides resistance to scratches and stains. It’s thin and transparent.
- Vinyl layer: This layer is durable and is printed with the flooring pattern and colour.
- Core layer: This is the waterproof core, made from a stone and plastic composite.
- Base layer: EVA foam or cork forms the base of the plank to add to the comfort of the floor.
The benefits of SPC/Rigid board flooring
There are many reasons that set SPC/Rigid board apart from all other flooring types, such as:
1. It’s waterproof
This is worth mentioning first, as it is one of the biggest advantages of this flooring. Its ability to withstand moisture damage makes it highly suitable for all areas of the house, including laundry rooms, bathrooms, basements and kitchens.
2. It’s affordable
Aside from standard vinyl flooring, SPC/Rigid board is more affordable than many other types of luxury flooring. Genuine hardwood floors might be desirable, but are very expensive. This flooring allows you to enjoy the same stylish look at a fraction of the price.
3. It’s durable
The strong core provides great stability to the floor. The top wear layer is designed to provide resistance against scratches and stains,. The fact that it is waterproof protects this flooring against water damage. All of this works together to ensure a floor that looks great for longer.
4. There’s a match for any style
This flooring is available in stone, wood and tile look options. Each of these options comes in a variety of tones and designs, which guarantees that there is an option and shade to match every taste and style, whether it’s country or classic, rustic or modern, or anything else in between.
5. Maintenance is a breeze
It requires no special equipment or expensive cleaning materials. Simply sweep away dust and dirt, and wipe stubborn marks with a damp mop. No sanding sealing or polishing is necessary.
6. It provides comfort
The base layer that is typically made of EVA foam or cork, ensures that the flooring is more cushioned underfoot than other types of hard flooring. It also helps to dampen sound slightly compared to standard vinyl flooring.
7. Installation is quick and easy
SPC/Rigid board is what is known as a “floating” floor. This means that it can be installed over other flooring or surfaces as long as it’s level, without first having to remove the existing flooring. This makes installation faster, more affordable and less messy.
8. You can even take it with you
Because it’s a “floating” or loose lay floor, there is also no reason why you can’t simply pick it up and take it with you when you move to a new home or premises.
Browse the impressive range of SPC/Rigid board flooring options available in The Top Carpets and Floors online store or visit one of our more than 130 stores nationwide.