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A Step-by-Step Guide to Installing SPC Flooring in Your Home


In recent years, SPC (Stone Plastic Composite) flooring has grown in popularity. SPC flooring is a cutting-edge product that has multiple layers, including a decorative layer with patterns and colors that resemble wood, stone, or concrete, and a foundation layer (substrate) made of plastic with glass fiber.

SPC flooring is a great option for a variety of layout requirements since it is waterproof, scratch-resistant, fire-resistant, and anti-slip. Nonetheless, it is important to note that SPC flooring installation takes considerable technical expertise. To assist you in properly installing SPC flooring, we have put together a comprehensive tutorial on how to do so.


Recognize the state of the space

Verify that the room's conditions comply with the standards prior to beginning the installation of SPC flooring. Make sure the floor is level, dry, and clean. Don't forget to examine the room's humidity because it can effect how successfully SPC floors are installed. Installing a heating system or air dryer will help lower the humidity in the space if it is too high.


Choose the appropriate tools and supplies.

Prior to beginning the installation of SPC flooring, choose the appropriate supplies and tools. SPC flooring, underlay, glue, and joint covers are required materials. A saw, ruler, marking tool, cutter knife, folding ruler, and tape measure are among the tools required.


Review the installation guidelines for SPC flooring.

Make sure you read and comprehend the manufacturer's installation instructions before putting in SPC flooring. These guidelines will offer a detailed process to adhere to in order to guarantee a successful installation of SPC flooring.


Choose a pairing strategy.

While installing SPC flooring, you can pick from a variety of installation patterns. Straight line, block, and corner patterns are the most typical patterns. You can select the design that best satisfies the requirements of your room.


Putting in the underlay

Install the underlay first, then the SPC flooring. This layer is intended to guard SPC flooring against dampness.


Putting in SPC flooring

Installing the SPC flooring comes after the underlay has been laid correctly. Make sure the desired side is facing up first by double-checking. Next, carefully install the SPC flooring, making sure that all of the seams between the floor sheets are well-fastened. We advise making sure the seams between the floor sheets are tight and even by using an instrument like a rubber mallet. Make sure the SPC floor is packed down tightly enough to prevent any gaps or air pockets from forming underneath the SPC floor.


SPC flooring must be cut.

If required, use a circular saw or utility knife to cut the SPC flooring. To acquire an accurate cut, make sure to thoroughly measure and mark the area where the cut to be made.


Set up the joint cover.

Install the joint cover to seal the seams between the floor sheets once the SPC flooring has been fitted correctly. Adhesive or a lock mechanism can be used to secure the joint cover. To prevent gaps between the joints, make sure you connect the joint cover securely and correctly.


Get rid of the installation's leftovers.

Clean up any adhesive traces or other installation leftovers that may remain on the SPC floor's surface once the installation is finished. To prevent scuffs or other floor damage, make sure to gently clean the floor surface.


Regularize maintenance

It is best to do routine maintenance in order to increase the service life of SPC flooring. To maintain the floor tidy and beautiful, sweep, vacuum, or wipe it down frequently. Don't use chemicals that are poisonous or harsh because they can harm SPC flooring.



FAQs:

 

Can SPC flooring be put in a moist environment?

  • SPC flooring can be used in moist spaces like bathrooms or kitchens since it is waterproof.

Is it possible to lay SPC flooring outside?

  • The answer is no, as SPC flooring is not advised for outdoor installation because it cannot tolerate intense sunshine and temperature changes.

What should one do if the floor heights differ?

  • Use a thicker underlayer or level the floor surface first if there is a discrepancy in the height of the floor surface.

What should one do if the SPC floor surface is scratched?

  • Since the scratch-resistant layer of the SPC floor is in the form of a layer sheet similar to laminating, the scratch marks will still be visible even after wiping, cleaning, or applying putty. If there are deep scratches on the surface of the SPC floor, the best solution is to replace the scratched board sheet.

Are kids safe on SPC flooring?

  • Because the materials in SPC flooring don't include any dangerous compounds, the answer is yes.


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