The common floor materials in our daily life can be roughly divided into two categories, one is Ceramic tile, and the other is Floor. Because the ground is used most frequently and that wears away easily, the choice of floor material is very important. Therefore, which one should we choose for home decoration? We can make a comparison. There are many types of flooring, including solid wood flooring, laminate flooring and PVC flooring. Now let’s focus on the SPC vinyl flooring as an example for comparison!
Pros and Cons of Ceramic Tile
Ceramic tile is a kind of refractory metal oxide and semi-metal oxide. Through the process of grinding, mixing, pressing, glazing and sintering, form a kind of resistance to acid and alkali porcelain or stone , building or decorative materials, called ceramic tile. Its raw materials is made of clay, quartz sand and so on. Due to the high temperature firing, the tile material is solid, acid and alkali resistant, 100 %waterproof, and the service life of the tile is relatively long.
Its texture is clear and the patterns are rich. After paving, it will increase the brightness of the house space. Ceramic tile is easy to maintain and clean. It can give them a new look to wash them with dishwashing liquid, soap, etc.
Although ceramic tiles have been widely used in the home and commercial fields, due to the characteristics of the products, some inevitable problems will occur when the ceramic tiles are used in the actual process. Ceramic tile is non-slip, and people are easily injured in the presence of water and without any anti-slip measures. Moreover, the surface of the tiles is tough and easy to slip down. The ground in many public places is too slippery ,causing people to accidentally slip and become injured or even disabled. Especially families with elderly and children should pay more attention. It may also explode when heated unevenly, exiting safety hazard. And with the increase of the service life, the surface will appear scratches, yellow and other phenomena, which will affect the appearance.
Advantages and Disadvantages of SPC Vinyl Flooring
SPC flooring is a new type of flooring material. SPC flooring mainly uses calcium powder as a raw material. It consists of UV layer, wear layer, decoration layer, SPC substrate layer, and mute layer. Its main raw material—polyvinyl chloride resin, is an environmentally friendly，non-toxic and renewable resource. It is absolutely free of formaldehyde, lead, benzene, and heavy metals. It has good stability and high degree of peeling.
♦ Environmentally-friendly and formaldehyde-free
SPC flooring does not use glue during the production process, so it doesn’t contain harmful substances such as formaldehyde and benzene. It is a kind of flooring of Zero formaldehyde and eco-friendly and will not cause harm to the human body.
♦ Waterproof and moisture-proof
SPC flooring has the advantages of water-proof, moisture-proof, mildew-proof, etc. It solves the shortcomings of traditional wood flooring, such as being afraid of water and moisture. So SPC vinyl flooring can be installed in the bathroom, kitchen and balcony.
SPC floor has good anti-slip performance, and the friction is greater in water. So you no longer have to worry about slipping and falling down.
♦ Strong plasticity
SPC flooring has variety of patterns, such as carpet grain, stone grain , wood grain, etc., and even personalized customization can be achieved. The patterns are vivid and beautiful. It is easy to realize personalized, which fully reflects ones’ unique style.
♦ Easy clean and installation
However ,SPC flooring has certain requirements on ground.
Now do you understand the advantages and disadvantages of ceramic tiles and SPC flooring? As for which materials to buy in the actual decoration, you can choose according to your personal preferences.