Structural layer description of Spc vinyl flooring

Release time: 2023-03-01

After a customer decides to use Spc vinyl flooring for their new home, choosing the right Spc vinyl flooring from the many available specifications can be a headache, such as the different thicknesses, assembly systems, and warranty specifications available for each product. While we cannot advise you on your decorating style, what we would like to do is make you more aware of Spc vinyl flooring, as this can help you choose and save money. Therefore this article will take you in detail about the structural layers of Spc vinyl flooring.

As we can easily see from the side, Spc vinyl flooring consists of a multi-layer structure, similar to laminate wood flooring. It is because of the interplay of these layers that Spc vinyl flooring has many excellent properties.

(1) Ultraviolet (UV) layer.

This is a layer on the surface of the flooring whose thickness is measured in microns. It is cured on the flooring surface by UV light. It is also the thinnest layer, but this layer is essential. uv layer can have a glossy or matte finish. It protects the surface from stains, resists UV rays and ensures that Spc vinyl flooring does not fade after prolonged exposure to sunlight.

(2) Wear-resistant layer.

Wear-resistant layer is the part between UV layer and decorative layer. The quality and thickness of the wear layer is an indicator of the service life of the flooring over time. The wear layer is measured in mils (1 mil = 1,000th of an inch). The thickness of the wear layer is usually proportional to the manufacturer's warranty; the thicker the layer, the longer the warranty period. The thickness of the wear layer needs to match the thickness of the core layer, and generally a thin core layer is not suitable for a thicker wear layer. Because the wear layer and the core layer use different materials, too thick wear layer increases the probability of Spc vinyl flooring cupping. Generally 4 mils of wear layer of Spc vinyl flooring, installed in the bedroom can normally last 10 years, if the traffic of rooms, you can choose to have 10 mils of wear layer of Spc vinyl flooring, please rest assured that this specification can be used for more than 20 years. If installing in a commercial setting, you will need to choose Spc vinyl flooring with 30 mils or higher. Under normal use, these Spc vinyl floorings are difficult to damage, but you must be careful of high temperatures and exposure to sunlight. Temperature may damage them more than foot traffic.

(3) Finishing layer.

Finishes are usually 4 mils thick or less and are produced by specialized HD color printing equipment. High-quality finishes give Spc vinyl flooring a realistic wood or stone effect and a more design-oriented appearance in terms of color, pattern and texture. While this does not affect the use of the flooring, it is important to examine the flooring samples carefully. Trust me, a small percentage of Spc vinyl flooring samples can tell the truth.

(4) Core layer.

The thickest, hardest layer of the entire Spc vinyl flooring. It is the core of the entire flooring, made of stone powder and PVC resin powder fused and pressed together to make it completely waterproof. The thickness of the core layer determines the weight of the flooring, as well as the thickness of the tongue and groove. The thickness of the core layer determines the weight of the flooring as well as the thickness of the tongue and groove - which indicates that more costs will be incurred. Core thickness also serves as a noise reduction barrier and is an indicator of quality. The core thickness varies from 3.5 mm to 7 mm, with some manufacturers offering 8 mm cores. the heavier the core, the more pressure it puts on the Spc vinyl flooring, and the less safe it is in some older houses. around 4 mm Spc vinyl flooring is very cost effective and ideal for installation in the home.

(5) Bedding layer.

These backings are used for noise reduction, insulation and overall comfort. The thicker the backing, the greater the noise reduction effect. The thicker the backing, the greater the noise reduction effect and impact absorption (overall comfort). Spc vinyl flooring without backing can be used if you have a cork layer on the subfloor or if you are laying over an existing wood floor. using padding can be a good way to improve noise and if you are using it upstairs, this can be improved by adding padding or using additional padding.

In conclusion, the most suitable is not the most expensive SPC flooring, on the one hand the thicker the flooring the higher the price in terms of cost, but this does not mean that the thicker the flooring the better, on the other hand choose to buy the flooring according to the specific use case and not the price.

The above is a description of the structural layer of Spc vinyl flooring, if you need more detailed information, please contact us!