Newest Flooring Launch | SPC Luxury Vinyl 5mm

Updated: Mar 9

California Beauty Collection 5mm Luxury SPC Vinyl flooring arrives to Word of Mouth Floors in Richmond, BC, Canada. See the bottom of this post for a youtube video of the product.


Ok, so I wanted to use a hockey analogy to illustrate the quality and things you should consider in your floor buying process. The 1976-77 Montreal Canadiens coached by Scotty Bowman believed so strongly in winning. They won in the pre-season, they won in the regular season (going 60-8-12 in regular season, a mark that has never been touched since). The went 12-2 in the playoffs and won the Stanley Cup easily. But Scotty made them win in practice, it never stopped. You don’t just win sometimes, you win always. As superstar Guy Lafleur said that year, “I will never accept losing. Never.”

So when I look at flooring that the factory claims is great quality, but then I see the packaging and it is sub-par. Or the pallets are really low quality. Or the boxes clearly have not been invested in… all these things say to me that if they don’t invest in quality on the other things, then why should I trust that they invest in quality process to make their flooring?

This is why I am so excited about our new 5mm SPC Luxury vinyl California Beauty collection launching today. Three colours (Carson, Corona, Covina). To make a competitively priced, high quality thin vinyl floor, every detail must be focused on and high quality. The 3.5mm SPC core has a 1.5 underpad attached (total thickness 5mm). The 100% waterproof flooring product comes with a 20 year light commercial and limited Lifetime residential warranty. Uniclic locking system, the best in the business. Floor Score certified.


The product is amazing, the colours are incredible, the planks lock together like a dream. And the packaging… it just speaks to the total package. Our factory cares about every aspect of quality. The pallets are fresh clean and sturdy, the strapping and plastic wrap is top materials. The boxes this flooring comes in completely inspire confidence. The product displayed on your retail shelves, delivered to your customer or just purchased for your own personal use… every step of the way you’ll be inspired by confidence.


Images and videos below on container arriving, the close up details showing quality, and then view the splendid colour images of the Word of Mouth Floors California Beauty collection.








A refresher if you didn't know: What is SPC flooring?


SPC flooring (or stone plastic composite) flooring is the latest of what the flooring industry has to offer in regards to vinyl flooring. The flooring is, in fact, an upgrade from other versions of vinyl flooring in many aspects.  

SPC flooring is just a few years old. The flooring utilizes the latest technology to beautifully mimic natural wood, stone, etc., as well as offer other notable benefits like a virtually indestructible core attributable to a unique core combination composed of polyvinyl chloride, stabilizers, and natural limestone powder.

Luxury Vinyl flooring including SPC vinyl flooring is the fastest growing segment in North America flooring industry:


How is SPC flooring made?


SPC flooring layers

Although flooring layers can vary sometimes based on manufacturers, SPC flooring is a combination of 4 main flooring layers, namely:


Layer 1: Wear layer

This is the topmost transparent layer of SPC flooring. As the name suggests, the wear layer protects the flooring from wear (scratches, dents, stains, etc.). SPC flooring is known for its durability because it features a thicker wear layer than other vinyl floors. Interestingly, the layer has also been engineered for easy maintenance/cleaning. 

 

Layer 2: Printed vinyl layer

This layer gives SPC flooring its aesthetic appeal (color and pattern variety). The layer makes SPC flooring indistinguishable from natural flooring materials that the flooring mimics. Given SPC flooring is the latest, you get the most realistic looking vinyl flooring the market has to offer today. 


Layer 3: SPC core 

The middle layer is made up of a solid waterproof core that doesn't swell, ripple, or peel when exposed to water. The SPC core is dense and made to offer underfoot comfort. This layer is made of a combination of polyvinyl chloride, natural limestone powder, and stabilizers. The SPC core is the source of stability and rigidity.  



Layer 4: Underpad

This is an option, but seems to be included on most products in the Vancouver region. The bottom layer with this option means pre-attached underpad is included, which offers cushioning and sound insulation. Types of underpad vary, from 1mm thick to 2mm thick (it seems 1.5mm is the most popular) and material is either EVA or IXPE. IXPE is the premium version and slightly more expensive.


Why should you install SPC flooring? 

SPC flooring has addressed many challenges of traditional vinyl flooring. Here are some of the top SPC flooring pros:


Waterproof

SPC flooring features a waterproof core making it ideal for environments prone to moisture and flooding like basements and laundry rooms. 


Durable

The flooring is easily the toughest and most durable vinyl flooring available in the market today. The SPC core is rigid and helps hide imperfections below the plank. It remains true that you must focus on a level subfloor when installing vinyl flooring, but SPC can help vs a traditional 100% vinyl glue down floor, which will telegraph every little bump and imperfection.


Very realistic

SPC flooring is indistinguishable from real stone, wood or other materials it mimics. The printed vinyl layer is made using the latest technology today to mimic the most distinct natural patterns and textures. SPC flooring looks and feels like the natural flooring it mimics.


Easy maintenance

You can clean SPC flooring traditionally using a damp mop or simply sweep it. The floor doesn't need special cleaning methods, equipment, or detergents to look great. Also, the floor doesn't contract or expand, resulting in shifts and buckling.

What's more, the floor doesn't stain, dent, or scratch thanks to its tough topmost wear layer designed to handle heavy foot traffic, unmatched pressure, among other factors that would easily damage typical floors.


Easy installation

SPC flooring can be installed by almost anyone. The flooring is perfect for DIY installation since it is sold as interlocking planks and tiles that can be installed over existing surfaces. You don't need to prepare your subfloor, glue the floor, or follow other complicated installation procedures. It is an easy to follow click lock installation.


Comfortable and soundproof

The floor’s bottom layers have been designed to absorb sound. The underpad has cushioning and sound absorption properties. The rigid core also offers extra warmth compared to ceramic tile flooring, among other cold floors.  


Variety

If you are buying SPC flooring from a reputable seller, you can find flooring that mimics any stone, wood, tile, or other material color and pattern imaginable. The variety makes it perfect for buyers looking for custom flooring.

In a nutshell, SPC flooring is worth the hype. The flooring has other pros besides those discussed above, such as temperature resistance. There is a reason that SPC vinyl flooring is the fastest growing segment of the flooring industry in North America. Come and check out what all the excitement is about at a Richmond BC warehouse showroom.


In a nutshell, SPC flooring is worth the hype. The flooring has other pros besides those discussed above, such as temperature resistance. There is a reason that SPC vinyl flooring is the fastest growing segment of the flooring industry in North America. Come and check out what all the excitement is about at a Richmond BC warehouse showroom.

Different flooring is made with a specific clientele in mind. SPC flooring has been made for vinyl flooring enthusiasts who have been longing for traditional vinyl flooring to be improved. SPC’s unique benefits make the flooring suitable for almost everyone, from homeowners to business owners, pet owners, and DIY flooring enthusiasts.

DIY flooring enthusiasts will love the floor because it can be installed on any surface, including existing flooring. The flooring simply needs to be interlocked together. No gluing needed.

Pet owners will love the floor because it doesn't scratch or stain easily. It can handle pet nails, among other destructive pet activities. The floor is also steady and less slippery compared to laminate flooring.

The flooring is perfect for commercial establishments because it can handle foot traffic. It also looks modern and stylish without costing a fortune when compared to traditional commercial flooring. As a business owner, you'll save money without compromising on any aspect, including aesthetics and durability.


In a nutshell, SPC flooring is worth the hype. The flooring has other pros besides those discussed above, such as temperature resistance. There is a reason that SPC vinyl flooring is the fastest growing segment of the flooring industry in North America. Come and check out what all the excitement is about at a Richmond BC warehouse showroom.




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