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.
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.
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.
Mohawk Carpet is the Finish Line for More than 4,500 Athletes
This past weekend, Mohawk Carpet was one of the sponsors for the Ironman 70.3 World Championship in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The company helped support some of the world’s most elite athletes, and there were more than 4,500 athletes at the event. The athletes ranged from 18 to 89 years old and they were from different countries, regions, and territories from around the world.
The carpet used for the red carpet of the transition areas between events and the finish line was Spectrum V30 from Mohawk Group’s commercial broadloom carpet. The color used is called Blaze Red. Spectrum V30 features the Durkan Synthesis Ripple PDI. The Synthesis allows customers to combine textures and patterns to create unique layering effects. The layering effect adds depth and richness to the designs of the carpets. Mohawk Group had the Ironman 70.3 logo custom made on the carpet along with Mohawk’s company logo.
Milliken has many area rug collections to choose from, and the new Drayton Collection is inspired by the Drayton Mills in South Carolina. Drayton Mills is a Milliken textile plant that has an influential legacy and exciting future for the company. The local and historical influence in the designs makes each rug unique and draws attention. The distressed design layer on each rug adds more to the timeless classic look of each rug. Each rug in the Drayton collection from Milliken will look well in any home. Below are the new patterns in the Drayton Collection.
Timeless Classics from Milliken for Any Home
Here are some of the features of the rugs in this collection from Milliken:
–Five coloration options, unique to each respective pattern
–Five sizes, including a large 10.9 foot by 13.2 foot size to address current trends
–Stainmaster Tactesse BCF Nylon 6,6 for performance-driven construction
–Lotus FMTM Fiber Shield with Teflon Protectant for stain repel and resist, and soil release to meet the demands of today’s busy homes