Description - USFloors COREtec Plus is an evolution in luxury vinyl flooring. Being an entirely new category of flooring called Engineered Vinyl Plank flooring or, EVP for short, these planks and tiles are by far the most durable on the market today. These planks are constructed with the same materials other luxury vinyl planks are, but feature a waterproof inert core. This patent-pending Hydracore, which is constructed of recycled wood, bamboo dust, limestone and virgin PVC, is so waterproof that it can be submerged underwater for months and never swell. And since these vinyl tiles are inert, meaning they will not expand or contract, the need for expansion strips around your room is totally eliminated. COREtec also features a cork underlayment, making it softer, quieter and warmer than standard wood flooring and is backed by a lifetime warranty.
Material – USFLoors vinyl flooring is constructed with virgin vinyl, and contains no hazardous metals or chemicals. The extruded core, called Hydracore, is composed of recycled wood, bamboo dust, limestone and virgin PVC.
Size – USFloors COREtec Plus 5 Engineered Vinyl Planks are 5" x 48".
Thickness – ~8mm (5/16")
Wear Layer – 20 MIL (0.508 mm)
Weight – 5" wide planks weigh 2.25 Lbs each.
Recommended Uses – USFloors COREtec Plus vinyl planks and tiles have been built with long lasting durability in mind. These engineered vinyl planks have been designed for both commercial and residential use and are perfect for living rooms, kitchens, dining rooms, basements, laundry rooms, bathrooms, bedrooms, playrooms, family rooms, dens, garages, offices and many other areas of your home or business.
Engineered vinyl tiles and planks are easy to keep clean and maintain. Maintenance of the floor typically includes:
- Daily or weekly vacuuming or dropping of dirt, grit, dust etc.
- Use felt pads under chair and furniture legs to prevent scratching of the flooring surface.
- Place door mats at all entrances to prevent tracked in dirt, rocks, moisture, and other debris.
- Avoid using rubber backed mats as they can stain the flooring surface over time.
- When mopping, use a damp and never a wet mop.
- Clean up spills immediately to prevent damage to the floor.
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Installation is simple, and is commonly done by our customers. Installation of USFloors planks and tiles is as follows:
- Complete any necessary floor prep.
- Start with the tongue side facing the wall.
- After the initial starter board, press the end seam of the second plank into the end seam of the first plank, and then lock them together by laying the plank down. Continue working left to right.
- Install the first plank in the second row by inserting the tongue into the groove of the plank in the first row. This is best done with a low angle of the plank.
- Insert the long side seam at a slight angle first. As the top surfaces meet, rotate the plank down into the locked position. Engage the end seam, using a rubber mallet if necessary.
- Planks may be cut with a utility knife using the “score and snap” technique, or with the use of a crosscut power saw.
- Continue installing planks removing any gaps using a tapping block and a scrap of flooring to cover the tapping block. Be careful not to damage In*Step tongue and groove.
- Protect all exposed edges by installing wall moulding and/or transition strips. Make sure that no plank will be secured in any way to the subfloor.
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