Which is better SPC or WPC?

When referring to vinyl you may hear the terms SPC and WPC. These are the two terms that describe the make up of the rigid cores in a plank. Rigid core luxury vinyl is a glueless format with a click locking installation system. Two types of rigid core luxury vinyl are Stone Plastic Composite (SPC) and Water- proof Plastic Composite (WPC). Each construction can oer incredible value to your home.

SPC ooring contains a solid, waterproof core that won’t ripple or swell no matter how much liquid you subject it to. This core is ultra-dense with no foaming agents like you’ll nd in traditional WPC ooring. It gives you slightly less softness underfoot, but it makes the ooring extra durable.

WPC stands for wood-plastic composite, which makes up the waterproof core. The WPC core is enhanced with a foaming agent, making it slightly softer and more comfortable in addition to being completely waterproof. It is luxury vinyl ooring amped up a notch with a special waterproof core that makes it perfect for any room in the house.

Originally, WPC was an acronym for wood plastic composite, with the core composed of wood dust, PVC, calcium carbonate (limestone), llers and foaming agents. Ultimately the wood dust was removed from the composition due to adversely aecting the dimensional stability, and the WPC acronym came to signify a waterproof core.


SPC and WPC vinyl oors are very similar. Both are waterproof easy to install, and are built to stand the test of time. But there are some things to weight out when choosing which one to go with.


If you have a busy house hold with dogs, cats, and kids, the SPC would be a great option, as it can hold up extremely well in high trac. It would also be an amazing choice for rooms with heavy objects like a home gym. This ooring can handle dings and scratched much better than WPC ooring. Just make sure you are buying a good wear layer. SPC is a thinner material that oers much less cushion underfoot. So if you hate walking on hard surface you may want to consider WPC.


When it comes to how the ooring feels underfoot, WPC vinyl has the advantage. Because it has a thicker core compared to SPC ooring, it feels more stable and cushioned when walk- ing on it. That thickness also helps to provide insulation to keep the oors warmer.

Let us help you. Our consultants can go over pros and cons of WPC and SPC ooring options with you in person and hand select the perfect plant for your home. Set an appointment with one of our consultants today.

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