While remodeling your home, you will come across peculiar abbreviations such as SPC and WPC. Speaking of SPC, it refers to ‘stone plastic composite vinyl flooring.’ It is an amalgamation of limestone and stabilizer.
If this is your first time installing SPC flooring, we will make sure you will become an expert by the time you finish reading this guide. We are here to make sure that you can install SPC flooring flawlessly.
Let’s get started.
There are some pre-requisites before you get started. Firstly, the flooring should be paved after all the works have finished. Works include metope engineering, ceiling works, and water-power engineering.
Once this is done, you can begin the process.
- Clean the floor
It is the most crucial step when it comes to installing any new flooring. Thoroughly clean the sub-floor and keep it completely dry before proceeding. Level out all uneven surfaces, and make sure it is free from oil, paint, or other chemical substances.
2. Remove obstacles
Shift heavy furniture and other appliances in the room. Empty the room and proceed to the next step.
3. Room temperature
The room temperature should not fluctuate 24 hours before and 48 hours after the installation. You can cover the window with curtains or close the shades to prevent sunlight from warming up the room. Maintain the sub-floor temperature above 15 degrees Celsius.
Acclimatize the SPC flooring, lay it open on the floor for at least a day before starting the installation. It will make the flooring familiarize with the room environment.
4. Get ready with the tools.
Keep all the necessary tools such as an SPC cutter, scissors, measuring tape, pencil, adhesives, etc., nearby before you start the process.
Precisely measure and mark a neat layout. It will give a more realistic picture of how the flooring will turn out once you install it.
1. SPC Plank Floor
The easiest to install is the click-lock planks. You can start from a corner of the room and start linking the planks. Try to leave a 2 mm space for expansion near the walls of the floor. Make sure you fix each plank properly after attaching it. If you are doing a glue-down installation, check if the moisture content of the room is negligible. Begin gluing down from the corner, do not apply external force on the plank, thinking it will help glue better.
2. SPC Sheet Floor
Apply a layer of adhesive on top of the floor, wait for the top layer to dry, and place the SPC sheet on top.
Try not to let air bubbles or wrinkles get into the flooring while positioning it. Also, begin the flooring from the center and not from the corner. If you bought a loose lay SPC flooring sheet, then they do not have any adhesives. You can stick a double-sided tape at the end to fix it to the floor. It is easy to install and remove; the only tricky part is to cut the sheet to match the obstacles in the room. However, please do not fix built-in furniture on top of the flooring, as it will be difficult to remove the sheet in the future.
After installation, inspect the flooring to make sure it is spotless. Clean the floor to remove dust and grease. You can remove the adhesive marks, if any, using a piece of cloth dipped in remover. To ensure the durability of the floor, try to maintain the room at optimal temperature. You can store the extra planks or sheets to use for future maintenance.
There are innumerable benefits of installing SPC flooring. For starters, it is waterproof, and then DIY installation is also possible.
It has a dense core, and the thickness of the plank is perfect. Hence, it is comfortable to walk on as well.
Considering the material is dense, it makes less sound too. So, consider opting for SPC flooring. You can either do the DIY installation process or hire a professional to do it.