Best Places To Use SPC Waterproof Flooring

Nov 06 , 2020

Yaniv Zah

SPC flooring is the latest evolution in the world of luxury vinyl plank (LVP) flooring. This synthetic flooring is popular because of it's extremely rigid core that makes it 100% waterproof and durable enough for virtually any residential or commercial application. It comes in a huge range of thicknesses, widths, colors, designs, and styles to give any space the look and warmth of real hardwood.


SPC flooring is a more affordable and durable alternative to real hardwood in homes. Today's manufacturing and printing technology makes high-end SPC flooring virtually indistinguishable from real wood, and the top wear layer can even be embossed to mimic real wood grain texture.

SPC flooring can be used in every room of the house, even on second and third levels where other hard flooring may be too heavy. It is also 100% waterproof. It can be used in kitchens, bathrooms, and laundry rooms. Even if your dishwasher floods your kitchen, your floors will be spared.

One of the greatest advantages of SPC, especially in older homes or homes where the slab was poorly poured, is that the core is truly unyielding. SPC can be installed over any hard surface, even uneven subfloors, and will not produce the same annoying "flexing" and "bouncing" that can occur with other laminate wood floors that have more flexible cores.

When choosing SPC for different rooms, you want to look at the thickness of the wear layer, which will determine how durable and scratch and dent-resistant the floor will be. Generally, wear layers range from .2 to .7 millimeter in thickness. The thicker, the tougher. This means you can get away with a thinner wear layer in low-traffic rooms, like bedrooms and closets; a medium layer in hallways and formal dining and living rooms; and the thickest layer in high-traffic areas like the foyer, kitchen, and family room.


SPC, and its cousin WPC, are the only luxury vinyl flooring strong enough for commercial use. Until now, commercial buildings were limited in flooring options such as tile, polished concrete, laminate, and commercial carpet.

SPC flooring is also superior to other vinyl and laminate flooring in its ability to absorb sound better - an important feature in loud, high-traffic areas like stores, classrooms, and lobbies.

Perhaps the biggest advantage of using SPC flooring in a commercial setting is the sheer density of the material. While SPC comes in various plank thicknesses like any other LVP, SPC is generally thinner overall. But because of its stone core, even the thinnest plank is denser and more durable than WPC or other vinyl planks. It is virtually indestructible and can withstand impact, heavy furniture, and constant foot and wheel traffic from carts and office chairs.

Now, any business that wants to add the warmth and look of real wood can opt for SPC flooring.

Popular commercial uses for SPC flooring include:

  • Malls and retail stores
  • Restaurants
  • Office buildings
  • Professional suites
  • Dentist offices
  • Doctor offices
  • Schools
  • Hospital rooms
  • Government buildings
  • Neighborhood clubhouses
  • Hotel lobbies and rooms

Wholesale SPC Waterproof Flooring From Xtrancore

Xtrancore offers wholesale SPC flooring pricing to builders, contractors, interior designers, and flooring retailers throughout South Florida. If you're ready to add SPC to your commercial and residential projects, schedule an appointment at our Hallandale warehouse to set up your wholesaler account!