At Carpet Call, we are excited to be offering two lines of flooring from the COREtec range for our customers.COREtec took vinyl flooring and completely redesigned it as a product. It began with an extra strong, high density core, made from recycled wood and bamboo dust, limestone, and virgin PVC. This waterproof core is then overlaid with a luxury vinyl plank with and extra heavy duty commercial wear layer which permanently bonds to the core. COREtec products are durable enough to handle high amounts of foot traffic. The PVC wear layer is then finished with a double coat of a UV-treated acrylic, for the perfect wood or stone look that is stain resistant and easy to clean.
COREtec’s glue-less installation makes it easy to install just about anywhere. This is due to the innovative ‘tap lock’ system which fixes the planks in place.Before you install your COREtec flooring, it is recommended you leave a 1/4” (0.6 cm) gap between the planks and the wall to allow for the movement of adjacent laminate and hardwood floors and well as the walls themselves. The planks fit together with a groove and tongue mechanism, which means that you simply angle one plank at about 33 degrees to the other to carefully align them before lowering the plank into place. Once the starter row of flooring is complete, simply position a pull bar against the wall and tap it firmly with a hammer to lock the boards into a more secure setting. Continue with the next row along, tapping the planks so that they lock alongside the first row by using a hammer and tapping block. A bridge pattern of plank laying is recommended to ensure a smooth fit across the floor. Be sure to ask the experts at Carpet Call for more information about assembly instructions if you are considering installing COREtec yourself.
Now that you have your beautiful new hard flooring in place, you’re going to want to take care of it to continue enjoying the high-quality finish.Once installed, remove any dust, loose dirt or other debris by doing a vacuum, sweep or dust mop of the floor. You can also lightly damp mop the area with a well-wrung mop. If you’re moving furniture or other heavy objects across your newly-installed floor, be sure to use plywood or another type of board to protect the floor. For general maintenance, either daily or as required, simply vacuum, sweep or dust mop as usual, avoiding any treated dust mops. For a wet clean, use a pH-neutral cleaning product, diluted in cool water, or a non-residue leaving spray cleaner. One of the best ways to preserve your luxury vinyl flooring is to protect it from the abrasive dirt and grit that can damage the flooring over time. You can do this by placing walk off mats at any doorways or entrances into your home, as well as cushioning heavy objects such as tables, lounge suites and chairs with non-staining floor protector pads.
To ensure that your COREtec floor retains its slick, like-new finish, it is recommended that you occasionally apply floor polish as needed.You may find that some areas need attention before others, in particular high-traffic areas such as hallways and entranceways. With a high-quality floor polish, you can help to protect some of these high-traffic areas for up to a year. To prepare the surface, simply vacuum or dry sweep the floor before using a damp mop to remove any lingering dirt or grit. Next, use your pH-neutral cleaner, following product instructions to do a thorough scrubbing of the floor. When you apply the polish, use an untreated microfibre applicator mop to make a thin, even coat. Do not dilute the polish, and follow the usage instructions on the label. Apply two to three coats of the polish, leaving 30-60 minutes between each coat to allow each layer to fully air dry.
If you believe COREtec luxury hard flooring could be the perfect fit for your home or your next project, get in touch with the expert team at Carpet Call.We are dedicated to bringing only the highest quality products to our customers, which is why we’re proud to offer the excellent range of COREtec Plus flooring products. Whether you’re looking to build from scratch using a low-fuss, long-lasting product, or you’re looking to replace your existing flooring, COREtec can provide a warmth and comfort unmatched by other LVT flooring, while also having an attractive, natural wood or stone finish. To find out more about how you can benefit from the COREtec revolution, simply contact our team or come and see us in store. We’d be happy to answer any further questions you have about the product and installation, as well as assist you in finding the right COREtec product to suit your needs.