from nature itself
The SPC laminate is a calcium polymer type of a new generation of the solid flooring. The acronym “SPC” stands for Stone Plastic Composite. It combines stone strength, water resistance of PVC materials and appeal of wood.
Composition: PVC resin powder (30 %) and calcium carbonate powder (70 %), the weight ratio is about 1:3. It also contains stabilizers, coloring agents and other processing additives.
HSPC is a high-tech and innovative material – the evolution product of the traditional SPC flooring. The acronym “HSPC” stands for High Stone Plastic Composite, i. e., a stone plastic composite of higher quality.
The main difference between this flooring and the traditional SPC one is in the production process: a decorative layer and an abrasion layer are not glued onto the panel’s surface but heat-treated in a special furnace. Therefore, no glue is used during the HSPC flooring production. A decorative layer and a wear-resistant surface layer burn together with the SPC plate, thus becoming one with the stone plastic flooring support. After heating the HSPC plate in the furnace line, a decorative layer becomes impossible to remove from the core. The topcoat for this layer is more wear-resistant and durable than that for the SPC flooring. The above makes this product more resistant to scratches, smoke or yellowing. Meanwhile, this cannot be said about the traditional SPC flooring, the production process of which includes gluing a decorative layer onto the plate’s surface.
A basic component of this laminate is the stone plastic support. It consists of PVC resin powder (30 %) and calcium carbonate powder (70 %), the weight ratio is about 1:3. Due to this, the SPC laminate is 100 % moisture-resistant, which allows using this flooring even in such areas of the apartment as a bathroom or a toilet.
The laminate groove is designed not only to enhance its aesthetic characteristics, but also to improve its structural and operational properties. It is sometimes simply necessary. For example, the flooring with complex relief and a height difference is inevitably produced with a groove due to the fact that this height difference will certainly form unevenness at the places of the laminboards’ fastening. Thus, at the place of fastening, one plate will differ in height from another. The V-groove is formed by milling. The groove is formed in the corner of the board using a special machine. The place of cutting is further toned with a special compound to match a decorative color of the SPC panel.
It is thought that the groove laminate is not practical and those gaps would constantly be clogged during operation with dirt that is not easy to clean. But in reality, this is not the case. Actually, those gaps between the lamellae are not so big, and processing the bevels with dirt-repellent and waterproofing compounds negates the problem of floor cleaning.