Wear Layer – The wear layer is the first coating on top of the vinyl floor that is usually clear. That adds scratch and stain resistance to the vinyl plank.
Decor Film – SPC HYBRID vinyl floor will have a thin layer of vinyl attached to it. This layer is watertight and will contain the design, character and look of the floor.
SPC HYRBID Core – The SPC HYBRID core is produced by consolidating limestone particles and stabilizers to create a dimensionally stable and waterproof center.
Connected Underlayment – SPC HYBRID vinyl may or may not come with added underlay. These are usually incorporated to help with sound decrease and add softness to the floor.
Waterproof: This is one of the significant factors in choosing an SPC vinyl. It is 100% waterproof, which means it can be installed in most wet areas such as kitchen, bathrooms, and restaurants without a problem!
Stability in Temperature Variations: With the stone construction, an SPC HYBRID vinyl core is more stable in conditions with temperature variances, such as offices, homes with AC units and homes with humidity variations.
Appearance – SPC HYBRID vinyl flooring can have a variety of looks, textures, and styles. It will be hard to believe they are vinyl.
DIY Installation – SPC HYBRID vinyl flooring is a click-lock installation method. It is installed similarly to a general vinyl and laminate with a tongue and groove installation.
Noise Ambient: With the solid core, this plank tends to have a quieter sound. You will unlikely to hear the click-clack sounds.
Affordability: SPC HYBRID vinyl plank flooring is very budget friendly. Depending on the brand and features, you can find SPC HYBRID vinyl in a variety of price ranges. Features like attached underlayment, texture and edges can increase the floor price.
Easy Maintenance and Cleaning: An SPC HYBRID vinyl will have the same cleaning method just like normal vinyl sheets. These planks are intended to be easily cleaned with general light sweep and damped mop.
Durable, low maintenance and easy on the budget, vinyl flooring is the perfect flooring solution for multi-family homes, apartments, townhouses or condominiums. This flooring works well with newly constructed homes for families with pets, kids and a tight budget. Durable because they can take a beating and still hold quality. Low maintenance because any spills or scuffs can be easily treated. Easy on the budget because let’s face it, vinyl flooring is not nearly as expensive as other flooring systems. Another reason vinyl flooring works well with multi-family construction is because of the design implications. Vinyl flooring is made to look as realistic as possible. Its design possibilities are endless.
Once a vinyl floor is installed, it is remarkably easy to clean and maintain. For most spills and stains and tracked dirt, vinyl usually only requires a mild detergent, water, and minimal elbow grease to restore it to its original condition. On a daily basis, sweep-ups and vacuuming are all that are required. Because it is a rubber-like synthetic material, only the most wicked of chemicals will affect vinyl flooring permanently. When it comes to cleaning, vinyl flooring is a cost-effective option.
Repair and maintenance is generally fairly easy with vinyl floors. It is to possible to tear the material, but if a suitable matching piece is available, the damaged area can be cut out and replaced. The sub floor needs to be 100% level for vinyl floor installtion.
Vinyl flooring is flexible and comfortable to walk on, easy to install, and quite easy to clean. But unfortunately, it is not the perfect flooring. It also comes with a few drawbacks. Although there have been major improvements over the years, most vinyl flooring is somewhat light-sensitive, and has a tendency to fade over time. And, although some products are superior to others, most vinyl flooring will show signs of wear after several years, and there is no way to get it back to original condition.