Get Ready for Summer with WPC LVT Flooring

Get Ready for Summer!

Summer is a beautiful time of the year. However, it is also the time of year when there are rain storms, pool parties, slip-n-slides, water balloon fights, and many more activities and events that involve water. There is no need to worry though if you have WPC luxury vinyl tile in your home because it is a great flooring option for these situations.

 

WPC luxury vinyl tile has a vinyl top layer, a stable core, and this product type is waterproof. You can install this product throughout your entire house and you won’t have to worry about water destroying it. Muddy shoes and wet clothes thanks to a sudden rain storm are no match for this luxury vinyl tile. Also, all the people leaving the pool and coming into the house before drying off will also not damage this kind of luxury vinyl tile.

You can feel better about enjoying the summer months with WPC luxury vinyl tile in your home.

Be sure to check out our collection of WPC luxury vinyl tile flooring.

Check out our blog “What is Wood Plastic Composite (Enhanced Luxury Vinyl Tile/Plank)?” to learn more about WPC luxury vinyl tile.

 

 

 

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Metroflor Showcases New Engage Genesis Collection at TISE 2018

Metroflor’s New LVT Collection at TISE 2018

At the 2018 International Surface Event in Las Vegas, Nevada, Metroflor will be showcasing their new collection Engage Genesis. The new collection features on-trend narrower, longer, wider-width, and multi-length plank formats. Also, this collection features a new “painted” accent bevel that heightens the look of the product.

The Engage Genesis collection has three different products: the 1200 ML, the 2000 XL, and the 2000T. Each product in the collection has the revolutionary ISOCORE technology. The ISOCORE technology provides rigidity, strength, and dimensional stability. ISOCORE technology is an extruded, closed-cell PVC structural core.

The products in this collection also click lock together because of the locking technologies from Unilin and Valinge. In addition, this product is easy to install, waterproof, and provides sound insulating qualities. The products in the Engage Genesis collection are available in 8, 12, and 20 mil wear layers.

Below are images of the features and structure of the Engage Genesis products:

Check out our collection of Metroflor luxury vinyl tile.

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Flooring Price Increase – November 27th

On November 27th of this year, many manufacturers will be increasing prices on their products and collections. Now is a great time to buy flooring before the price increase takes effect.

 

 

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New from US Floors – COREtec Pro Plus

Stylish and Durable Flooring for Commercial and Residential Applications

The COREtec Pro Plus collection from US Floors offers customers unique and innovative designs on durable luxury vinyl tile. The products in this collection are recommended for both commercial and residential applications, and the products are great for high-moisture and high-traffic areas.

The Construction of COREtec Pro Plus

COREtec Pro Plus from US Floors features a rigid core, which are special top and bottom layers for stability. This product has extra rigidity because of the rigid core, which is a high-density composition. The extra rigidity provides better dent and impact resistance.

All of the styles in this collection are 100% waterproof, which means you can install them in wet areas of the home or business and they will never swell if water is exposed to them. In addition, the luxury vinyl flooring in this collection will not expand or contract under normal conditions. This collection does not need expansion strips in large rooms. In addition, you do not have to let this flooring acclimate before installation.

Each COREtec Pro Plus plank or tile has an attached cork underlayment. The cork underlayment helps keep the floors warmer and quieter. In addition, this product is naturally resistant to odor causing mold and mildew.

COREtec Pro Plus from US Floors will work well in a commercial or residential setting. The designs in this collection work well for any style of home or business.

Check out our collection of COREtec Pro Plus luxury vinyl tile.

Explore our other COREtec collections.

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COREtec Rigid Core Vs. COREtec WPC

COREtec RCB (Rigid Core Board) and COREtec WPC (Waterproof Composite Core) from US Floors are great products with many similarities, but they both differ in terms of applications. The Rigid Core Board and Waterproof Composite Core flooring are both 100% waterproof and structurally stable. Both COREte products have a wide variety of stylish decors and textures. The Rigid Core Board and Waterproof Composite Core flooring from US Floors are easy to install. In addition, these products do not require acclimation. However, the products do differ in terms of applications. They each suit a specific type of installation.

Commercial or Residential Application?

The COREtec Pro Plus from US Floors is a high-density rigid core flooring. This product was developed to withstand high impact and resist indentation. The high mineral content and dense core are what make this product able to withstand such conditions. COREtec Pro Plus works well in a mudroom or basement. However, this product works better in commercial settings such as boutiques, retail shops, offices, and more. This product with the rigid core board is really made for locations with high traffic loads.

Although COREtec Plus, which is a WPC (Waterproof Composite Core) flooring, is used in some moderate commercial environments, it is really suited for residential use. When US Floors manufactures COREtec Plus, they add a foaming agent to the flooring that creates tiny air pockets throughout the planks. These tiny air pockets improve sound quality, insulation, and cushion underfoot. This WPC core is combined with a thick luxury vinyl top layer and a cork underlayment, which creates a comfortable floor for any home.

Flooring for Every Installation Type

Overall, both COREtec with Rigid Core Board and Waterproof Composite Core offer features and benefits to a large variety of installation options. Customer preference, fashion, design, and installation budget are the main determining factors when purchasing this product for your application.

Explore our collection of COREtec flooring.

 

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Armstrong Flooring Featured at The Starnet Design Awards

Armstrong Flooring Featured in 54 of the 134 Entries at The Starnet Design Awards

Recently, Armstrong Flooring commercial products were featured in entries for the 19th Annual Starnet Design Awards with eight of those designs winning. The competition took place in Carlsbad, California on April 28, 2017.

Armstrong Flooring logo

The Starnet Design Awards showcase the relationships between Starnet member organizations and the A&D community. The awards recognize creativity, professionalism, quality, and versatility with commercial flooring design and installation. Healthcare, corporate, education, hospitality, unique installation, environmental achievement, people’s choice, and excellence in imagination are just some of the award categories. Of course, there is also an overall grand prize winner.

Armstrong Flooring was part of 54 of the 134 entries for 2017, which is twice as much as last year’s 26 participating entries. Eight of the entries featuring Armstrong Flooring won.

Check out the Armstrong Luxury Vinyl Tile collection.

Carpet Express also has a great selection of Armstrong Vinyl Composition Tile.

Check out the Armstrong Sheet Vinyl flooring collection too.

Here are a few images of the winning entries:

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Vinyl Tile VS. Luxury Vinyl Tile

Vinyl Tile

Vinyl tile and luxury vinyl tile may sound like the same thing, but they are actually different types of flooring. Vinyl tile and luxury vinyl tile (LVT) can both be installed in utility areas, kitchens, mudrooms, bathrooms, and playrooms. The two flooring types need to be installed on flat, level surfaces. They are not recommend for stairs. Vinyl tile is cheaper than LVT, but it also has a lower overall performance durability level than LVT.

Vinyl tile flooring consists of 4 primary layers. Vinyl tile has a urethane wear layer, a protective clear film, a printed design layer, and a structural vinyl backing layer. LVT has a urethane wear layer, a protective clear film, an EIR printed design layer, and a tile backing. EIR stands for Embossed-in-Register, which means that the look and feel of the luxury vinyl tile matches the grain and pattern of the real stone, tile, or wood.

 

 

Luxury Vinyl Tile

Vinyl tile flooring is available in 12″ x 12″ size tiles with a low, medium, or high gloss. LVT flooring is available in 12″ x 12″ or 16″ x 16″. Luxury vinyl plank (LVP) is available in 4 1/2″ or 6″ wide planks with lengths that vary anywhere from 36″ to 48″. LVT looks more like hardwood or tile in terms of the size of planks than vinyl tile does. It is available in a low gloss or a matte gloss.

Vinyl tile flooring generally has a warranty of 5 years to 25 years. LVT usually has a warranty of 10 years to a lifetime residential use warranty.

Installation for vinyl tile and LVT varies. Vinyl tile flooring can be installed with adhesive tabs, spray adhesive, or some tiles are peel ‘n stick. However, LVT usually have a click lock system or it can be installed with pressure sensitive adhesive strips. Also some manufacturers create LVT that can be grouted.

Check out our collection of luxury vinyl tile flooring.

 

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Spring Showers are No Problem for America’s Favorite Water-Resistant Floors

Spring is a great time of the year. Flowers are blooming, birds are singing every tune imaginable, and the clouds like to open up and rain a lot! Spring showers are no match though for Carpet Express’ Showcase Collection sheet vinyl, luxury vinyl tile, and WPC luxury vinyl tile. The sheet vinyl, luxury vinyl tile, and WPC luxury vinyl tile are water-resistant, stylish, and durable.

The products feature a variety of wood and tile patterns. Any of these products will work in your home, and they also go great with spring colors. You no longer have to worry about muddy shoes or wet umbrellas.

Here are just a few images of some of the products:

Check out our selection of sheet vinyl flooring, luxury vinyl plank, luxury vinyl tile, and WPC luxury vinyl tile.

 

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Coretec Plus – Waterproof Kitchen Flooring

For many years, sheet vinyl was basically the only option for kitchen flooring. Sheet vinyl is understandable for a kitchen because it is easy to clean and doesn’t get destroyed like a hardwood flooring if the sink busts or there is a big liquid spill. However, there is a new flooring option that will give a sophisticated look to any kitchen. Coretec Plus from US Floors is a waterproof luxury vinyl tile flooring that will look perfect in any kitchen.

The waterproof planks are available in many different colors and styles, such as wood or tile. You can now have a floor that looks like hardwood flooring in the kitchen, but in reality it will be US Floors Coretec Plus LVT. The tile designs in the Coretec Plus collection are modern, sleek, and stylish.

Here are a few kitchen design ideas that you can make with Coretec Plus luxury vinyl tile:

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CoreTec Plus – Waterproof Bathroom Flooring

Thanks to Coretec Plus flooring from US Floors, bathroom floors no longer have to be ceramic tile or sheet vinyl. Coretec Plus is a durable, stylish, and waterproof luxury vinyl flooring. Coretec Plus from US Floors is available in tiles and planks. The rigid core construction hides subfloor imperfections and can be installed directly over an existing ceramic floor without filling in grout lines.

There are many stylish designs and colors of the wood looks in the product line. Many bathrooms now are featuring wood floors instead of the sheet vinyl or ceramic tile. The variation in Coretec Plus allows you to create many styles of bathrooms such as modern, rustic, contemporary, and even eclectic.

Here are just a few bathroom ideas:

 

Check out our collection of US Floors Coretec Plus products.

 

 

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