SPC vs Engineered Hardwood
There are 3 general categories of flooring to compare with SPC Luxury Vinyl Plank. Let’s start with hardwood flooring and laminate flooring, this category obviously is mostly wood products in either an engineered format or in the case of solid wood it is just cut down from the way nature made it. SPC is an excellent fire retardant compared to wood products. SPC has superior weather resistance and it is waterproof. We do acknowledge that recent improvements in wood flooring have enabled engineered wood manufacturers to claim some of their wood products are waterproof. Be sure to check for that feature if it is important to you. SPC has higher grade anti-abrasion and higher strength than wood. SPC has superior anti-slipping, anti-mildew, and anti-bacterial properties than wood. SPC has better sound absorption and can reduce room noise more than wood. Installation is a very important factor in noise control. Be sure to ask your Saddleback Carpet & Flooring salesman about how to reduce noise. SPC is easier to install and that saves you time and money.
SPC Flooring vs Carpet
SPC is more durable than carpet because of the patented wear layer technology that seals in the color and texture of the floor. SPC is fire retardant and will not catch fire as easily as carpet fibers. SPC is waterproof and it is much easier to get the water up from the floor than a soaked carpet because the interlocking mechanism on SPC prevents the moisture from seeping under the flooring. SPC is low maintenance and requires less cleaning. SPC is anti-bacterial and anti-mildew and while some carpets make this claim too it is much easier to get the water up off a hard surface SPC floor than getting it out of the carpet matting and fibers. For people who have problems with dust and need an easy to clean surface SPC Luxury Vinyl Plank is a better choice than carpet.
SPC Flooring vs Marble or Tile
SPC is lighter which reduces shipping costs and helps affordability. SPC is faster to install with less material and labor costs. On an SPC installation you won’t hear the loud saws nor have to clean up the dust from mortar and grout. SPC has more consistent color variations. While natural stone and tile can be very beautiful their character and color can be very difficult to match if the installation requires sourcing from multiple lots. SPC is more resilient, if a heavy object is dropped on the flooring the SPC is not prone to chipping or cracking. If an SPC plank is somehow damaged it is much simpler to release the locking mechanism and switch out the damaged plank. Then it is to cut out a damaged tile with dusty saws and chisels. And a successful repair requires that a suitable matching product can be found which is more difficult with marble and tile. Regarding flooring repairs Saddleback Carpet & Flooring is highly skilled at color matching and repairing damaged floors. People with marble and tile are amazed at how well we can match their existing flooring with luxury vinyl tiles.
Safety and Air Quality
SPC luxury vinyl flooring is formaldehyde and toxic emission free. It meets strict air quality standards. SPC is hypoallergenic. Ask your Saddleback Carpet & Flooring representative about how the manufacturer’s have meet safety requirements and made healthy building materials a priority.
Installation is Vital to a Beautiful and Long Lasting Floor
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