Waterproof flooring in Houston, TX from Carpet Giant

What is SPC flooring?

SPC flooring is another name for engineered vinyl, waterproof flooring that mimics hardwood, stone, or tile and uses the SPC core. Other impermeable options include WPC floors, luxury vinyl, and tile. To find out which may be right for you, come into Carpet Giant when looking for waterproof floors in Houston.

What is SPC?

SPC stands for "stone plastic composite," one of two technologically advanced cores. The other is WPC (wood plastic composite), both offering the highest level of moisture protection and never peeling or rippling no matter how much water they're exposed to or for how long. So, you can leave your home for weeks or months, come home to an appliance flood, wipe it dry and then reuse the floor.

SPC has a solid core made of calcium, polyvinyl chloride, and plasticizers. It has a hard feeling underfoot, giving the surface the feel of authentic wood or stone, and it's more durable, often being used in busy offices, restaurants, hotels, and other commercial spaces. WPC is pretty similar but includes foaming agents and wood products such as wood flour; it is warmer and flexible.

When SPC floors echo wood planks, they’re sometimes called Rigid Plank Flooring.

About waterproof vinyl flooring

This luxury vinyl (LVF) is engineered to be thicker, more durable, and more rigid by using the SPC or WPC cores. Whether this version or an SPC or WPC floor, this comes with the same style as LVF. Images of wood, stone, and plastic are taken with high-definition photography, so they're clear and vibrant with knots, swirls, grains, veining variations, bright colors, and exciting patterns. Micro beveling and embossing add depth, dimension, and textured looks with many mattes, gloss, and high gloss finishes.

Like all LVF, this is low maintenance requiring only a regular sweeping and periodic mopping with a manufacturer-approved cleaner Installation can be a floating floor where pieces click, mat, and hover without nails or glue.

To learn more about the many waterproof flooring options available to you, come into the Carpet Giant showroom in Houston, especially if you also live in Sugar Land, Katy, The Woodlands, and Clear Lake.