SPC flooring of lower grade may swell or discolour when in contact with moisture in the long term. Moisture that traps under the SPC floor will encourage mould growth and cause odour.
Heavy furniture, pet paws, sand or sharp objects will leave scratches and abrasions on the SPC flooring surface.
SPC flooring is produced from polyvinyl chloride (PVC) that causes the release of a volatile organic compound into the air, mainly when it is newly installed.
If the subfloor's condition is poorly prepared, any particles trapped underneath will cause lumps and bumps on the SPC surface. This will cause serious flooring issues over time and can even lead to the rip and tear of SPC parts.
Although SPC flooring can resist most stains, you should prevent strong chemicals from coming into direct contact with the SPC floor surface. Although the yellowing of SPC flooring can be due to many factors, chemical emits from rubber is a primary culprit. You could overcome this problem by replacing any rubber material with non-staining rubber material.
Since SPC flooring is made of plastic material, it will release odour and toxic chemicals into the air when burned. Therefore, it is not recommended to be used in high heat or fire hazard areas like a commercial kitchen.