There are many types of vinyl flooring on the market. People may get confused with the different terms sellers are using. Even Chinese manufacturers are using various terms for the same product.
So, what is the difference be SPC Click and LVT click? This article will give you full details of their differences.
LVT Click Has Glass Fibre Layer
The base layer of the LVT click is a robust backing cushioned with a layer of glass fibre which brings dimensional stability to prevent curling, tenting or gapping. Besides, the fibreglass layer also provides a cushioned, soft feel underfoot.
SPC vinyl flooring has no such layer. Its base core is a uniform rigid plank without extra layer inside.
SPC Click Only Made with 100% Virgin Material
The SPC click floor is only manufactured with pure PVC and calcium carbonate limestone. Unlike the rigid core, LVT can be made with either pure PVC or recycled PVC.
SPC Plank is More Rigid & Harder
Because the SPC is composed of limestone, it has a very hard flooring core. Thus it is called rigid core in many countries.
Because of the different compositions of SPC and LVT click flooring, they have different core colors. If you check the cut edge of the vinyl plank, you can find totally different results. The SPC has a white core because of the calcium carbonate inside. LVT click has a dark grey color core.
Even though they are different in structure and color, they are very similar in characteristic and installation. Both of them are floating flooring which means they are not glued down. The click installation is good for DIY at home. If you have a small room needing renovation, you don’t have to hire professionals to install the vinyl flooring.
They are all waterproof. No matter it is luxury vinyl tiles or rigid core hybrid flooring, their planks are always waterproof.