As we all know, the United States has always been the vane of the floor industry. If there is any new product popular, he always gives me the first crab to eat.
Many years later, after the US market experienced a poisonous floor storm, a new decoration material SPC stone plastic floor began to become popular.
So is the stone plastic floor decoration artifact or IQ tax?
Can you replace the traditional floor? For one year, talk about my true feelings.
What is stone plastic floor
According to the ingredients, stone plastic flooring is divided into SPC and WPC.
SPC is suppressed by stone powder. Good SPCs are made of new marble powder.
WPC is resin+stone powder. The thickness is higher than the SPC, so most of the stone plastic floors mentioned in the market now refer to SPC.
▲ Stone plastic floor
SPC claims that there are no formaldehyde, waterproof, flame retardant, and easy to install new materials, which allows many domestic businesses to see merchants, so they are full of various gimmick marketing and overwhelmed the entire network.
Can stone plastic floor replace traditional floors?
I have investigated a lot of information, almost all of them are marketing, and it is difficult to see its shortcomings.
So, the SPC stone plastic floor is really like the merchant is so good, is it suitable for home decoration in China?
After personal testing, I have a little different opinion.
① Environmental protection test: gimmick is greater than reality
▲ Structural schematic diagram
From the perspective of the structure of the SPC stone plastic floor, it is suppressed by stone powder. The production process does not mix any glue, so it does not contain any toxic substances.
However, you need to know that you do n’t need glue here, which refers to the substrate layer.
Then, on the basis of the base material layer, when adding a color film, wear -resistant layer, and UV coating process, some chemical raw materials will also be used. Then you dare not guarantee whether the entire production process contains formaldehyde.
▲ SPC stone plastic floor
Especially the mute pads at the bottom of the stone plastic, what Ixpe and EVA materials are said, sound very “tall”.
This material is the material of the baby crawling pad, which is safe and elastic.
Adding to the stone plastic floor can play a better effect of the foot, the color is also black, and the grainy feeling can increase the anti -slip degree.
I burned it with a lighter, and I had a little plastic flavor. It was hard to imagine that this plastic taste does not contain formaldehyde.
② Stability test: easy to deform
For families in northern China, most of them have ground heating, so can this floor be used as floor heating?
After my test, this floor is not heat -resistant, and it will deform when there is land heating, including a balcony or glass room with strong sunlight.
Some merchants say that there are dedicated floor heating, which is the role of this kind of reflective membrane, which is to speed up the transmission of calories.
At that time, I heard the introduction, and my heart was full of doubt that the floor used this so -called reflective membrane, so will it block some of the calories from the heat transmission from the floor heating?
With a large question mark, I found a few stone -plastic floor for testing.
After high temperature testing, the problem of insulation has not yet been concluded, and the board has been deformed.
Merchants say that stone -plastic flooring and high temperature resistance should be strictly the fire resistance to high temperature resistance.
Its surface layer, after the test of the cigarette butt, will still be burnt and leaves traces. If you accidentally drop the cigarette butt, you cannot go out in time or leave scars, which is similar to strengthening the floor.
③ Comfort test: hard feet
Because the thickness of the stone plastic floor is very thin, about 4-5mm, it is directly paved on the cement floor, so the foot feels hard and not very comfortable.
④ cost -effective test: not cheap
There are many brands of stone plastic flooring, with a slight difference in thickness. The ordinary brand is about 40-50 yuan, which is similar to the price of the same brand.
Instead, the flatness requirements opposite the stone plastic floor are high and need to be flattened by cement.
Why are there so many people using stone plastic flooring?
After reading the test above, many people may have a question in their hearts. So many people have used stone plastic flooring, and they have paid IQ tax.
In fact, although the SPC stone plastic floor cannot be used as the mainstream floor, it is particularly suitable for some special scenarios, such as::
① Reconstruction of hardcover houses
The hardcover rooms sold by many developers are generally ugly. It takes a lot of cost to knock out the reinstallation. At this time, using stone -plastic flooring on the floor tiles, it will save a lot of costs.
Moreover, the seams of the stone plastic floor are relatively tight, the texture is relatively clear, and it looks very similar to the wooden floor.
And the construction is very simple. A girl can be installed quickly without the need to use complex tools.
② Rental housing reconstruction
It is also a good choice to apply stone plastic flooring in the rental house.
The price is affordable, the construction is simple, it is very suitable for improving the rental house, and the rent can be removed and continued to be used.
③ Reconstruction of the old house
In the same way, the house has been living for a long time, and the floor is tired. It is also a good idea to use stone -plastic flooring to spread directly on the basis of the original tiles.
At the same time, the texture of the stone plastic floor is more realistic, whether it is wood grain or imitation stone, so it is welcomed by a large number of people.
Summary of Wen Mo:
In summary, SPC stone plastic slate, as a new decoration material, has some advantages, but the gimmick is far greater than practicality, and it cannot replace traditional tiles or wooden floors at all.
▲ Stone plastic floor
▲ SPC stone plastic floor