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A reader asked me, what floor is used in the kitchen? Are you afraid of greasy? Laying flooring in the kitchen is actually quite common in European and American households. They use a new type of PVC flooring. As early as a few years ago, I used this kind of flooring in the office and at home. Last year, I opened a SPC flooring readership , Began to introduce the reader to this type of floor. Many readers in the group trusted me. They dared to try new things. They first laid this new type of waterproof and environmentally friendly flooring in their homes, and wrote down their shopping experience and experience. Insert the article link "I came here, but the decoration is not so terrible" not only in the kitchen, but also in wet areas like the bathroom. These three kinds of flooring are most famous today: LVT flooring, SPC flooring, WPC flooring, I will introduce to you next, try not to use professional terminology, easy to understand.
What is LVT, SPC, WPC floor
If you want to make clear what LVT, SPC, WPC floor is, you have to start with PVC floor. Baidu Encyclopedia introduced PVC flooring in this way: a new type of light-weight floor decoration material that is very popular in the world today, also known as "light-weight floor material". It is a popular product in Europe, America and Asia, Japan and South Korea. It has been popular abroad. It has entered the Chinese market since the early 1980s. It has been widely recognized in large and medium-sized cities in China, and is widely used. Schools, office buildings, factories, public places, supermarkets, businesses and other places. "PVC floor" refers to the floor made of polyvinyl chloride material. Specifically, using polyvinyl chloride and its copolymer resin as the main raw materials, adding fillers, plasticizers, stabilizers, colorants and other auxiliary materials, on a continuous sheet-like substrate, after the coating process or after calendering, extrusion or extrusion It is produced by technology, and the relevant national standard is GB/T11982-2015.
The so-called PVC floor is commonly known as plastic floor. This is a general name. Any floor made of polyvinyl chloride as a raw material can be roughly called PVC floor. New floor types such as LVT, SPC and WPC are actually PVC. For the floor category, they just add different other materials, so they form an independent sub-category. Polyvinyl chloride is a white powder. In the manufacturing industry, it is just like the spring bamboo shoots that are freshly marketed in the kitchen. You can use it to make it: braised spring bamboo shoots, roast pork with spring bamboo shoots, pickled fresh and many other delicious dishes. The following figure is the general structure of PVC floor.
The main components of PVC flooring include polyvinyl chloride powder, stone powder, plasticizer, stabilizer, carbon black. These kinds of raw materials are widely used industrial raw materials, and their environmental safety has been verified for many years. A reader once asked the host, Liu, in the SPC reader group, why not talk about the hazards of plasticizers in the floor. Such questions are sometimes ridiculous. I really don’t know how to explain it. People with a bit of chemical knowledge know that there are many types of plasticizers. Some plasticizers are actually non-toxic. Even those plasticizers that are a little toxic need to be eaten, and they need to be eaten continuously. Causes harm to the body. However, I haven’t heard of anyone eating PVC flooring as cookies. I hope not to scare you. The plastic wrap you use every day contains a lot of plasticizers. After so many years of use, it seems to be safe.
Flexible and flexible LVT floor
LVT floor, soft and flexible elastic floor, professionally expressed as "semi-rigid sheet plastic floor", they can even be bent into rolls, the market retail price of LVT floor is from tens of yuan to two hundred yuan, before It is mainly used in tooling projects because it has relatively high floor requirements and requires professional personnel to lay it. Therefore, from cost considerations, it is usually only suitable for large areas. Of course, for rental houses or offices that do not require high flatness, this kind of floor is both beautiful and affordable. The recognized advantages of LVT flooring are: cheap price, environmental protection, wear resistance, good elasticity and impact resistance, waterproof and flame retardant, waterproof and moisture proof, and easy maintenance. This kind of floor is often laid in schools, kindergartens, play rooms, and also used in family children's rooms.
High-value, durable SPC floor
SPC floor, Stone plactic composite, is a rigid plastic floor that can also be bent, but compared with LVT floor, the degree of curvature is much less. Its common name is Shijing floor, Hong Kong and Taiwan area is called stone-plastic floor, or plastic-stone floor. In addition to Europe and America, Southeast Asia is one of the areas where SPC floor is most used, because it not only has high value, but also has excellent waterproof and moisture-proof performance. , Lower cost than paving floor tiles, and saves time for laying. A group of friends in the reader group once said that there are many types of flooring on the website of a European flooring factory JOKA, but such SPC flooring cannot be found. This can't be found, because SPC flooring is called RVP flooring in Europe. I have visited the SPC floor production process, it is formed by heating and laminating at one time, no glue is needed at all. The market retail price of SPC flooring is usually between 100 yuan and 300 yuan per square meter. It has many advantages, such as high environmental protection; waterproof and moisture-proof; insect and moth-proof; high fire resistance; good sound absorption effect; no cracking, deformation, thermal expansion and contraction; low price; convenient installation; does not contain formaldehyde , Heavy metals, phthalates, methanol and other harmful substances. The disadvantage of SPC is that the density is heavy and the transportation cost is relatively high; the thickness is relatively thin, so there are certain requirements for the flatness of the ground.
WPC floor with the best experience
WPC floor is a semi-rigid sheet plastic floor, commonly known as wood-plastic floor. Because the early WPC floor added wood powder, it is called wood-plastic floor. Simply put, it is composed of an LVT layer and a WPC layer. The foot comfort and sound absorption effect are very prominent. If a cork layer or an EVA layer is added, it is said that there is almost no difference between the foot feel and solid wood floor. From the perspective of comfort, WPC is the closest PVC floor to traditional solid wood flooring. Some people call it "golden floor". Its market retail price is usually between 200-400 yuan per square meter. Its environmental performance is also outstanding. It has all the characteristics of LVT floor and SPC floor. All 144 test indicators have passed, and its installation requirements are similar to composite floors. The installation is very convenient and suitable for DIY. The disadvantage of WPC is that it cannot be recycled and reused, and the price is higher than that of LVT flooring, which is similar to SPC flooring. There are also many WPC floors that are made into wall panels and used as outdoor floors.
You may have used it, why haven’t you heard of these 3 types of flooring
LVT, SPC, WPC, these new types of flooring, in fact, already exist in many of our work and life. We may step on them often, but we do not know. I did a simple survey of readers about to be renovated and said that I had never heard of any of the three new types of flooring, accounting for 80%. Many readers say they seem to pop up from below! For ordinary consumers, they usually renovate the house only once every ten years. If it is not to renovate the house, who has spare time to care about the floor? These three new types of flooring are exactly what has developed rapidly in the past ten years, not to mention the ordinary decoration owners, even many decoration practitioners, or have not heard of it, or are confused about the differences . Designers and construction staff have always been cautious about the selection of new materials. They have vigorously introduced and recommended a kind of strange environmentally friendly floor to the owners. The division and the construction staff have no idea of their own. Anyway, there are so many ground materials, so why bother to introduce the recommendation to the owner?
In the past few years, manufacturers of LVT, SPC, and WPC flooring have also been struggling to promote their products to ordinary consumers. Because these factories have many foreign orders and engineering orders, they are not worried about product sales. There are many domestic factories that do foreign orders and engineering orders, such as Shanghai Giant Dragon, Tianjin Minghe Technology, Wuxi Boda, Zhejiang Xianghai, etc. In the past two or three years, many foreign brand foundries have been in the US since the poison floor incident. Under the influence of unstable factors such as the Sino-US trade war and the localization of procurement in Europe and the United States, the commercial and civilian retail markets are gradually being valued. However, the current focus of the promotion is still focused on the two aspects of "zero formaldehyde and waterproof", compared with the marketing level of traditional flooring companies, new flooring manufacturers are obviously inferior.
The Chinese factory actually has enough LVT, SPC, WPC floor technology and production capacity. It is important to know that Europe and the United States have very high quality requirements for imported flooring. Once the quality problems are detected during the inspection, the amount of the claim is very alarming. If you use the same quality standards and use brand-new materials instead of recycled materials to produce domestic products, then LVT, SPC, WPC flooring can be completely assured. If you are interested, you can search the SPC (RVP) floor automatic production process online.
By the way, there are many types of PVC flooring in building materials supermarkets in Europe, ranging from dozens of euros per square to dozens of euros. Solid wood flooring, some Europeans dubbed it "aristocratic flooring", not only is it expensive, it is not easy to install, and it is also time-consuming and expensive to maintain in the future, so many families choose various types of PVC flooring. The picture below is a PVC floor display in a Dutch building materials supermarket, and I am walking barefoot on a Dutch family's PVC floor (presumably a more advanced WPC floor), the feeling is very good, hahaha.
LVT, SPC, WPC, who will be the most popular
In recent years, the LVT, SPC, WPC flooring industry has developed rapidly. From the customs export data and the domestic three types of flooring sales data, they have proved the future trend of new flooring, but who will stand out among them Favored by domestic consumers, this is really hard to say. The PVC flooring industry once made a vote. I voted for SPC flooring because its production process is the simplest and most convenient, and it is also most suitable for ordinary households and small and medium-sized commercial establishments. The bigger it is, unless this industry is ruined all at once, a large number of manufacturers cut corners to sub-charge, and repeat the mistakes of the reinforced composite flooring industry.