SUPERCore - SPC - Stone Plastic Composite
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SUPERCore – More BANG for your buck!
Brand name waterproof flooring manufacturers make a LOT of money on their products – products they don’t even produce themselves! WeShipFloors.com has contracted with the very same companies who make the brand name floors to produce our new SUPERCore product! We’ve designed the product to be the absolute best VALUE to our customer. We’ve cut out the big brand name companies and their HUGE markup!
Why is SUPERCore better?
Better Core Construction
WPC- Most name brand Engineered Vinyl plank products are constructed using a core called WPC (Wood Plastic Composite). WPC core is a combination of PVC and fillers. Some of those fillers can be wood dust, bamboo dust, etc. Also added to the mixture is a “frothing” agent which adds tiny air bubbles to the core. These air bubbles make the raw material go farther, but weaken the core. Even though WPC is much better than standard vinyl plank, there’s room for improvement.
SUPER Core is a SPC (Stone Plastic Composite). SPC core is a far denser material than WPC. PVC is the primary component in the core. The filler within SPC is Limestone. There is no frothing agent added to the SPC core, so there are no product weakening air bubbles suspended within the product.
Load ratings for WPC and SPC are substantially different:
WPC - 750 psi
SPC - 2000+ psi
Denser core = Less dings and dents
NO Vinyl Top Layer
WPC products usually have a 1.5 mm vinyl top layer to which the print layer and the wear layer are bonded. The top vinyl layer is constantly working to either expand or contract against the core. In certain hot climates and in rooms with full sunlight, there have been instances where this top vinyl layer separates from the WPC core.
Our SUPERCore product has NO top 1.5mm vinyl layer to separate. Our product consists of a SPC core that is pressure heat bonded directly to our print and wear layer. Big windows, no problem!
No vinyl = No separation.
Commercial Wear Layer
SUPERCore has a UV Cured Commercial Wear layer finish that is impregnated with ceramic beads. Ceramic gives our SUPERCore product much more abrasion resistance compared to other products that do not use ceramic in their finish.
Ceramic Beads = More scratch resistance