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.
Recently Shaw Industries announced that the company has entered an agreement to purchase USFloors. This purchase will expand and complement Shaw’s reach in the luxury vinyl tile and hard surface markets.
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USFloors has added a Lifetime Petproof Warranty to its patent-pending COREtec Plus engineered luxury vinyl flooring. The Petproof Warranty is in addition to a Lifetime Waterproof Warranty. The luxury vinyl products also have a Lifetime Residential Wear Warranty and a 10 Year Commercial Wear Warranty, which have backed the products since their introduction in 2013. The new lifetime petproof warranty only applies to COREtec Plus and COREtec Plus XL products, which warrants the floor against staining from pet accidents for the life of the flooring.
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The Cincinnati Reds baseball team wanted to create a nursing suite for the players’ wives, who were breastfeeding or had small children. They wanted to create the nursing suite to give the women their privacy and a comfortable place to take care of their children during the game. Pampers, who was the major sponsor of the project, helped the team create a lovely suite for the players’ wives.
500 square feet of the 7 ft. 1/8 in. wide COREtec Plus, color Blackstone Oak, was used in the suite. This luxury vinyl plank product looks and feels like real wood, but it is easy to clean and maintain. The suite also has comfortable gliders, a kitchenette with a sink, ice and refrigeration, a private restroom, changing stations, and lockers. There is also a television in the suite so the mothers will not miss the game, and there are toys to keep the younger children occupied during the game.
COREtec Plus is available in different sizes and many beautiful colors. The Blackstone Oak is only one great option to choose for your home or business. This luxury vinyl plank is 100% waterproof and there are other great benefits to this flooring. Click here to read more about COREtec Plus from USFloors. Click here to see our collection of COREtec products.
Bliss COREtec ONE is 100% waterproof luxury vinyl flooring, which means this flooring can be installed in wet areas and they will not swell when exposed to water. Also, they are backed by a lifetime waterproof warranty. You will not need expansion strips in large rooms for this product because there is no acclimation required prior to installation. The COREtec ONE luxury vinyl flooring can be installed right away. In addition, this flooring can be installed over existing hard surface floors and it will not telegraph sub-floor imperfections.
COREtec ONE features a 12 mil wear layer and two coats of UV acrylic finish. The wear layer and acrylic finish provide durability, stain resistance, and easy clean-ability for the flooring. Also, COREtec ONE floors are GREENGUARD GOLD certified for indoor air quality.
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