When choosing the right flooring for your family home, there are a lot of factors to consider. There are different flooring types, sizes, finishes, features, and designs to choose from.
While LVT, laminate, and engineered wood floors are all popular options, there is one type of flooring you may not have considered – SPC. Short for Stone Plastic Composite, SPC floors are proving particularly popular with families.
Here, Yorkshire based retailer, Stories Flooring, reveal 5 reasons to choose SPC flooring for your family home…
1. Exceptional durability
Provided it is well maintained, SPC flooring can last for decades. Thanks to their rigid core design, they generally provide excellent durability. However, exact durability will differ depending upon brand, quality, and the depth of the floor. It isn’t unusual to find SPC floors with warranties ranging from 15-20 years.
When you run a family home, you need a floor that can withstand pretty much anything. SPC flooring is one of the toughest types of flooring on the market. It offers excellent scratch resistance, great for those with pets or children.
2. Water resistance
Most SPC floors are advertised by the manufacturer as being 100% waterproof. This means you can install them in any area of the home, including the bathroom. They are spill and stain resistant too – a reassuring feature in family homes!
Although they may be classified as waterproof, any spills should be cleaned up quickly. Providing daily maintenance will ensure they remain water resistant for years to come.
Although SPC floors are more expensive than LVT floors, they still provide remarkable affordability. They feature realistic wood and stone effect, yet they come at a fraction of the cost.
You also save money on installation as you won’t need to pay to bring in a professional. Its durability also means you’ll receive long-term value for money. Whatever your budget, you should be able to find an SPC floor to match it.
4. Easy to install and maintain
When buying a new floor for a family home, you don’t want something that is going to take hours to install. Ideally, you also want to be able to install it yourself to save you bringing in the professionals.
SPC flooring is one of the easiest types of floors to install. It comes with a click system, allowing the planks to simply click securely into place. You should be able to do it yourself and it produces much less mess than other installation methods.
Likewise, you’ll also find these floors easy to maintain. The water-resistant surface allows you to safely mop the floor when required. All you’ll need to do is vacuum or sweep the floor daily and take a few preventative measures to keep the floor clean.
5. A comfortable choice
Add comfort to your family home with SPC flooring. They come with an included backing, typically made from felt. This not only adds stability to the floor, but it also makes it more comfortable too. If you like the feel of LVT but you want a little more comfort underfoot, SPC floors are a great option.
So, there you have it, 5 reasons to choose SPC flooring for your family home. If you are looking for the best SPC floors, head over to Stories Flooring and browse their extensive collection.