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COREtec Plus 7" Waterproof Vinyl Planks Questions & Answers

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COREtec Plus 7" Waterproof Vinyl Planks
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can you use a Shark steam cleaner to clean CoreTec floors?
Anonymous
The manufacturer recommends to lightly damp mop using a well wrung mop.You can also clean the floor using a properly diluted Neutral pH cleaner in cool water or ready to use spray cleaner that will not leave a residue such as Bona Professional Series Stone, Tile, and Laminate Cleaner in a pre-mixed spray bottle. Use clean water and a diluted floor cleaner. Do NOT use harsh cleaners or chemicals on the floor. Do NOT use abrasive scrubbing tools. Do NOT use detergents, abrasive cleaners or “mop and shine” products. Please see our Maintenance section for a PDF link to the detailed maintenance and after construction information.
If using cortex vinyl plank in a bathroom, can pee penetrate seams and cause odor. Love the color but have men who miss!
Anonymous
While the seams are tight, but it would be a good idea to put down a bath rug that does not have a rubber backing to help with the situation.
Just had 7" plank Coretec installed and am confused by what rugs/carpets can be used. We were advised to use a rug pad. We purchased a rug pad from Lowes that states that it protects floors from staining. It is made out of 30% PVC, 26% Calcium Carbonate, 32% Diilsononyl Phthalate and 12% Polyester. Is this OK to use?
Anonymous
You should be fine as long as it says it is non-staining and not made of rubber.
What cleaner is recommended or allowed to clean Just using water is not getting it clean
Anonymous
The manufacturer recommends to lightly damp mop using a well wrung mop.You can also clean the floor using a properly diluted Neutral pH cleaner in cool water or ready to use spray cleaner that will not leave a residue such as Bona Professional Series Stone, Tile, and Laminate Cleaner in a pre-mixed spray bottle. Use clean water and a diluted floor cleaner. Do NOT use harsh cleaners or chemicals on the floor. Do NOT use abrasive scrubbing tools. Do NOT use detergents, abrasive cleaners or “mop and shine” products. Please see our Maintenance section for a PDF link to the detailed maintenance and after construction information.
We plan on installing the flooring in a basement where a pool table will be installed. Are there any issues with the weight of the table not allowing the floor to expand/contract?
Tom
The weight of a pool table may be too much for the floor and may pin the floating floor in place. If the floor tries to move, you may see some gapping in line with the pool table, but otherwise, it should be fine. We recommend something solid like a coaster under the legs to keep dents from forming on the floor. It should be 1-1 ½” bigger around than the base of the legs.
We had Coretec floors installed recently. What brand of cleaner do you recommend? There was a specific brand, but cannot remember what it was.
Sarah
The manufacturer recommends to lightly damp mop using a well wrung mop.You can also clean the floor using a properly diluted Neutral pH cleaner in cool water or ready to use spray cleaner that will not leave a residue such as Bona Professional Series Stone, Tile, and Laminate Cleaner in a pre-mixed spray bottle. Use clean water and a diluted floor cleaner. Do NOT use harsh cleaners or chemicals on the floor. Do NOT use abrasive scrubbing tools. Do NOT use detergents, abrasive cleaners or “mop and shine” products. Please see our Maintenance section for a PDF link to the detailed maintenance and after construction information.
Can this be used in a home that is not climate controlled all year round?
Anonymous
COREtec Plus is stable between 32 and 140 degrees. You can glue down the COREtec Plus if the temperatures are going to be below the 32 mark.
I am having Cortec Luxury Vinyl Plank flooring installed thoughout my house in a week. Can I use a steam mop to clean my floors? This is a click flooring, glue will not be used.
Connie Crispin
The manufacturer recommends to lightly damp mop using a well wrung mop.You can also clean the floor using a properly diluted Neutral pH cleaner in cool water or ready to use spray cleaner that will not leave a residue such as Bona Professional Series Stone, Tile, and Laminate Cleaner in a pre-mixed spray bottle. Use clean water and a diluted floor cleaner. Do NOT use harsh cleaners or chemicals on the floor. Do NOT use abrasive scrubbing tools. Do NOT use detergents, abrasive cleaners or “mop and shine” products. Please see our Maintenance section for a PDF link to the detailed maintenance and after construction information.
If i install this flooring in a bathroom, do i glue the portion of floor that will be under vanity cabinets? The rest of the floor would then not be glued (floating) thanks
Anonymous
Yes, you would want to glue the floors underneath heavy items like a vanity cabinet. Please see detailed installation instructions for further information.
Is it okay to use vinegar on this flooring?
Darlene
Please refer to the manufacturer maintenance document for cleaning instructions.
Im thinking of installing this floring in a small bathroom. How do you cut this around the toilet base please?
Anonymous
For cuts that are straight you would want to use a crosscut power saw. For specialty cuts, use a jig saw or a roto zip tool.
I have a coretec vinyl antique marble floor. I would like to have it shine a little. How do I do that?
nancy walters
It is not recommended to use detergents, abrasive cleaners or “mop and shine” products.
After heavy furniture, steel framed couches, cabinets , heavy bedroom furniture, Kit. Appliances, anything with weight to it, have they left indentations after they are moved ? ?
JoAnne Ness
Frequently moved furniture should be equipped with felt pads to avoid scratching the floor. Heavy furniture and appliances should be equipped with non staining large surface floor protectors.
Can you use swiffer wet mopping cloths on cortec plus vinyl floors
Anonymous
When mopping, use a damp and never a wet mop.
Can I install COREtech flooring outside in my 25x25 patio where there is no roof?
John Jolliffe
COREtec is not recommended for outdoor installations.
can this be laid down over glued down rubber back carpet ?
Anonymous
You should be fine as long as the carpet is a tight, low pile carpet.
Should you use an underlayment or vapor barrier between a concrete slab and the flooring?
Anonymous
COREtec comes with underlayment already attached. We do recommend using a vapor barrier when installing on concrete.
I would like to use this in a enclosed porch. It is dry and has partial sun. I am not worried about UV fading. The room is climate controlled on an as needed basis. When the room is not climate controlled the temp could be 100 or 20. Can I use coretec plus for this application?
van
This product is not recommended for use in any outdoor/partial outdoor area.
can spraying for bugs by a professional exterminator leave a residue or stain that harms the Coretec Plus 7" plank luxury vinyl flooring
Pressly Boyd
You should try not to let something like that remain on the floor for too long, for best practice.
We are thinking about getting your flooring in our kitchen. We have an office chair that we use to get around, as we can't more than a few minutes. Will this be a factor as we have vinyl now and it as torn some of the vinyl in pieces? Thank you.
Michael Wilson
You can use a roll around office chair on our Coretec Plus 7" flooring. These vinyl planks are commercially rated and are meant for high traffic areas.
Can you lay vinyl over ceramic floor tile?
Tammy
You can install Coretec Plus 7 over ceramic tile or any other hard, flat surface.
Can you install cabinets, island, appliances on top of this floor?
Anonymous
Yes you can, it is recommended that you glue those areas down.
Do you need a moisture barrier under this product?
Anonymous
As an extra precaution, we recommend 6mm plastic. However, if you choose not to use a moisture barrier, with will not void your warranty.
Can I put an additional underlayment?
Anonymous
Adding any additional cushioning will void the warranty. If you have a wooden subfloor, you can add a layer of plywood to raise it up. Over concrete it gets a bit more complex, but it would need to be something rigid, like a layer of cement on top or a cement board.
Will a refrigerator or stove dent the COREtec plus 5” when moved?
Furniture should be moved onto the newly installed floor using an appliance hand truck over hardboard runways. Please see the COREtec installation PDF for further information.
We just had Coretec floors installed and I am curious about rugs. Can we use latex backed rugs? Will they stain the floor? Are rug pads okay? Anything specifically that we should use or definitely avoid?
Katie
Do not use rubber backed mats. Rug pads should be fine as long as they are non-staining.
After the purchase and installed Coretec noticed a fine white film on the planks. If you rub a plank the film will smear. What is film. Is this normal? It is not easy to get the floor clean.
Foster R Kimble
The manufacturer recommends to lightly damp mop using a well wrung mop.You can also clean the floor using a properly diluted Neutral pH cleaner in cool water or ready to use spray cleaner that will not leave a residue such as Bona Professional Series Stone, Tile, and Laminate Cleaner in a pre-mixed spray bottle. Use clean water and a diluted floor cleaner. Do NOT use harsh cleaners or chemicals on the floor. Do NOT use abrasive scrubbing tools. Do NOT use detergents, abrasive cleaners or “mop and shine” products. Please see our Maintenance section for a PDF link to the detailed maintenance and after construction information.
CAN YOU INSTALL IN THE BATHROOM OVER THE EXISTING FLOOR?
Yes. Please see installation instructions for detailed information.
installed a ne coretec plus floor in kitchen looking dull after few months how do I clean and keep clean
The manufacturer recommends to lightly damp mop using a well wrung mop.You can also clean the floor using a properly diluted Neutral pH cleaner in cool water or ready to use spray cleaner that will not leave a residue such as Bona Professional Series Stone, Tile, and Laminate Cleaner in a pre-mixed spray bottle. Use clean water and a diluted floor cleaner. Do NOT use harsh cleaners or chemicals on the floor. Do NOT use abrasive scrubbing tools. Do NOT use detergents, abrasive cleaners or “mop and shine” products. Please see our Maintenance section for a PDF link to the detailed maintenance and after construction information.
Can the Coretec Plus be glued down?
Jacki
Please see our installation instructions PDF for detailed installation information.
I'm in a condo and need a certain level of sound insulation on flooring. I'm planning to install Coretec Plus Enhanced. Do you have the Sound Transmission Reduction (IIC) and STC ratings for the flooring?
Howard Taylor
Coretec flooring has the following ratings: IIC 62 db & STC 62 db.
We just installed Luxury Vinyl flooring, Cortec Pro Plus, Belmont Hickory...I have wood dining chairs that have Teflon disc on the bottoms of the chairs. Will these be okay or will they scratch the floors? We used them on the laminate flooring we just removed with no issues.
Pam
This use should be alright.
My flooring company just came by to measure and he said I cannot put a vanity with legs on top of Core Tec....can this be true? He's the first one to bring that to my attention.
Sunny
Furniture should be equipped with felt pads to avoid scratching the floor. Heavy furniture should be equipped with non staining large surface floor protectors, to help distribute the weight out to it doesn't leave dents in the floor.
Are luxury vinyl planks with a cork bottom good for a camp enclosed porch?
Dee
Coretec planks are great for any typical flooring environment provided they are not open to the natural elements.
Does Cortec Vinyl flooring fade? I have skylights and a lot of windows. Should i put shade on my skylights during the day?
Eileen
All vinyl flooring needs to be protected from sunlight in some way, whether by using area rugs or shades to help prevent fading in the long term. Please see detailed manufacturer's maintenance instructions.
how do you clean and care this type of flooring?
Ernestine Driver
The manufacturer recommends to lightly damp mop using a well wrung mop.You can also clean the floor using a properly diluted Neutral pH cleaner in cool water or ready to use spray cleaner that will not leave a residue such as Bona Professional Series Stone, Tile, and Laminate Cleaner in a pre-mixed spray bottle. Use clean water and a diluted floor cleaner. Do NOT use harsh cleaners or chemicals on the floor. Do NOT use abrasive scrubbing tools. Do NOT use detergents, abrasive cleaners or “mop and shine” products. Please see our Maintenance section for a PDF link to the detailed maintenance and after construction information.
Is it OK to use a vacuum with rotating beaters on my CoreTec floor?
Ronald Schmutzler
You can use a vacuum with a hard surface setting. Do NOT use vacuums that use a beater bar or turn beater bar off.
Can indents from bedroom furniture be removed from COREtec
Pauline
Once the indents are made, there isn't really a way to remove them. The best way is preventative by using furniture pads. Please see manufacturer's maintenance PDF for further information.
Is there a safe way to remove spilled paint from your COREtec flooring?
Nicole Kulper
There are several methods that you can find online depending on the type of paint spilled. Generally speaking, you can lightly / carefully use a plastic scraper or plastic spatula to remove the dried paint. A mix of mild soap and water may work as well.
Is there a way to mitigate scratches on your COREtec flooring?
Nicole Kulper
Furniture should be equipped with felt pads to avoid scratching the floor and animal nails should be kept trimmed up. Please see detailed maintenance instructions for further information.
Will a desk chair mat damage our COREtec vinyl plank flooring?
janet
Please see the maintenance tab for details.
How do you glue down Coretec Plus to plywood and do I need something in between the plywood and the Coretec?
You should not need anything in between. Please see detailed installation PDF for full installation instructions.
Are waterhog mats safe on Cortec flooring?
Laurene
Avoid using rubber backed area rugs or floor mats as they can stain the flooring surface over time. Please see detailed maintenance PDF for further details.
what is the backing on the 7" COREtec Plus waterproof vinyl planks
Stephen Simmons
There is a cork backing on this product to help reduce sound.
Has anyone ever complained bout an odor coming from Coretec? If so, will it dissipate over time?
Robert
When installing a new product an odor can be present as its something no familiar with however it's not dangerous. We suggest using a product that is familiar with the floor like a safe cleaner to help mask the odor as the product settles.
Does the wear layer have a lot of texture?
Michelle Axtell
The Coretec comes with an embossed layer that will have texture to the layer.
Are these floors 100% waterproof ? I have animals
Melissa
Yes these products come % waterproof, The inert core allows these planks to be durable, low maintenance, and long-lasting.
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