COREtec 100% Waterproof Luxury Vinyl
COREtec WATERPROOF LUXURY VINYL FLOORING
Patented 100% Waterproof, 100% Kidproof, & 100% Petproof Flooring by Shaw Industries
COREtec makes resilient, durable floors that stand up to real life, whether you’re dealing with messy pets, rambunctious kids, high heels or even everyday drips and spills. This luxury vinyl flooring is engineered with 100% waterproof cores, resilient vinyl and thick protective wear layers to keep your floors looking good for the life of your home/business. To COREtec flooring function is paramount and style is equally important. COREtec uses the most state of the art technologies to create the most authentic wood and stone looks with ultra-realistic embossed textures, grains and patterns in a vast array of colors.
- 100% Waterproof even when submerged in water- won’t swell or contract, buckle, warp, peel or crack when exposed to moisture
- Suitable for any room and any application – residential & commercial
- High quality, realistic look & feel – embossed texture & the precise detail of real hardwood
Enormous selection of wood & tile patterns, colors, widths & lengths
Durability – Commercial-Rated Ultra-Resilient 20 Mil Wear Layer – never needs sanding or refinishing
- Scratch, Scuff & Excessive Wear Protection – extremely scratch, scar, dent & chip resistant
- Firm, yet flexible – won’t chip or break
Superior Stain Resistance
Mold & Mildew Resistant
- Superior cleanability & easy to maintain – Never needs sanding, sealing or refinishing
Affordable – Half the price of real hardwood flooring (but expensive for luxury vinyl)
- Comfortable to walk or stand on / feels good underfoot – (softer, springier)
Natural cork underlayment makes COREtec warmer (blocks out chills) & quieter (absorbs sound)
Dimensionally stable – no expansion or contraction due to humidity or temperature changes
Has a UV Acrylic Finish to minimize fading from the sun’s rays
- Installation is a breeze – “angle tap” system can be easily installed over existing floors
GREENGUARD GOLD Certified for Indoor Air Quality
Why Waterproof Floors Are Important to Your Home
Posted by COREtec JUNE 06, 2022
What Does Waterproof Mean?
If you look around the flooring world today, you will see many options marketed as waterproof or water-resistant, but it seems as if each of these products mean different things when making these claims.
We’re here to help clear up the confusion.
COREtec makes a 100% waterproof floor. This means that COREtec floors will never swell, expand or contract when exposed to water. This stands in contrast to floors that are water-resistant. ‘Water-resistant’ floors will resist damage from water for a limited time but will ultimately swell when exposed for long periods.
COREtec’s 100% waterproof floors are also different from laminate floors that simply have a waterproof top layer or finish. While these floors will stop damage from above, they will eventually succumb to water damage from below. This is important because water from below can lead to expansion and subtraction, which often leads to contraction, which will ultimately lead to warping.
So, when COREtec says 100% waterproof, it means 100%. All COREtec floors are protected from water both above and below the surface, for any amount of time. And this is fully backed by COREtec’s waterproof warranty, which states, “The floor plank or tile is warranted to be 100% waterproof and the structural integrity of the floor plank or tile will not be significantly diminished by exposure to water for the life of the product.”
Why You Should Care About Waterproof Floors
It’s important to realize all the ways in which water damage can occur. It’s more than just spilling your glass of water on to the floor. Leaky faucets and pipes, steam from showers and appliances and even the presence of humidity during the warmer months can all introduce water into your home.
Once water enters your home, it can quickly cause serious damage if you don’t have the right protection. When it comes to water damage, it’s typically manifested in two ways – warping or mold and mildew. Although warping will be the more obvious problem, the presence of mold or mildew will be the more serious one. It has major effects on your home’s value and is known to impact the human respiratory system. It’s bad for everyone and everything involved.
The Benefits of Waterproof Flooring
Waterproof floors have benefits beyond what they can prevent.
Most obviously, waterproof floors offer you significant peace of mind. Knowing that spills from little ones or pet accidents won’t cause any lasting damage can be a great worry reliever.
And waterproof floors are also significantly easier to clean than non-waterproof options. Water isn’t able to soak through a waterproof floor, so it remains on the surface of the floor, allowing you to simply wipe away any spills or splashes. In the long run, this will save significant money on deep cleans and maintenance.
COREtec’s waterproof core has other appealing benefits. Since our core is so thick (a necessity of truly waterproof cores), the flooring is naturally quieter and warmer than other laminate or vinyl options.
Where to Put Your Waterproof Floors
Although we think COREtec floors are perfect for every room of your house, there are several rooms where COREtec’s waterproof feature provides enhanced benefits. Take your basement for instance. 98% of American basements will experience water damage within their lifespan. And often, the water damage in this room can seemingly come out of nowhere. Being below grade (below ground level) makes these spaces more susceptible to “quieter” forms of water damage – ground water leaks, seepage caused by gutters not diverting water far enough from your home and leaky pipes.
So, naturally, hardwood floors are generally a bad idea for this space, whereas waterproof floors like COREtec are perfect.
Obviously, waterproof floors are extremely beneficial for rooms that contain faucets and appliances connected to water lines. For most people, this means bathrooms, kitchens, and laundry rooms. In fact, research shows that these three rooms, combined with basements, make up the four spaces in your home most likely to experience water damage. Installing waterproof floors in these four rooms alone will go a long way towards protecting your home.
And the best part of being able to install COREtec’s floors in these spaces? It allows you to have consistent flooring throughout your house. For too long, the flooring in your kitchen and bathroom had to be different than the flooring in your living room. But since COREtec has hundreds of styles ranging across their collections as well as the valuable waterproof function, you can easily find a floor style that looks good and performs well in every room of your house.
Water You Going To Do About It?
Waterproof floors can be a huge stress-reliever and money saver, and the worst time to think about installing them is after you’ve already suffered from water damage. So, if you’re considering a waterproof floor as one of the ways to protect your home, visit a local retailer and ask to learn more about COREtec floors and their waterproof core.
Posted by COREtec JUNE 06, 2022