The Essentials

Floors for every interior


There’s an Essentials floor for every interior. This versatile, all-encompassing collection offers endless possibilities to create that unique look & feel that perfectly suits your spaces.

The Essentials top features

*on select styles

2 V Groove icon bevels on long sides

Bevels on the long sides*

4 V Groove icon bevels all four sides

Bevels on the long & short sides*


Embossed in register*

water resistant icon

100% waterproof

wear resistant icon

Wear resistant

reduces noise icon

Reduces noise

What sets the Essentials apart?

A modern living area with Coretec luxury vinyl flooring

Something for everyone

Planks or tiles? Light or dark tones? Two grooves, four grooves, or none at all? Whatever your taste, you’ll find the floor you love in our Essentials range. With 62 different floors to choose from, the Essentials is the quintessential collection for everyone who likes ample variety and consistent quality.

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A happy home for kids & pets

Our floors are 100% waterproof, child and pet friendly, so you don’t need to worry about awkward accidents, clumsy spills or muddy paws. If your little ones or four-legged friends do make a mess, simply clean it with our COREtec Care Kit and your floor will look like new again.

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Lifelike wood look

Trust us: your Essentials floor will easily become the eye-catcher of your room. Thanks to Embossed in Register (EIR) technology applied to selected floors, the planks are indistinguishable from real wood. The result: a range of attractive, stylish designs with natural textures that will never cease to amaze you.

Plank layers of COREtec Essentials vinyl flooring planks

What is my Essentials floor made of?

All our Essentials floors are 8 to 8.50 mm thick and composed of 5 distinct layers:

  1. High performance wear layer: Three protective (0.55 mm) layers for wear-resistance
  2. Decor film: Indistinguishable from real wood or stone
  3. Comfort layer: Warm & quiet underfoot
  4. Sound Core®Core with excellent sound reduction
  5. Attached cork underlayment: The most sustainable solution
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How do I install my Essentials floor?

Our floors are designed for simplicity. Thanks to the integrated click system, you can install COREtec® on any surface without glue, nails or additional subflooring. There’s no need for sanding, polishing, sealing or varnishing. Plus, our floors don’t require acclimatisation or a post-installation waiting period, so you can install and start living on your new floor the same day.

Watch our step-by-step tutorial video or view our Essentials installation guide for detailed instructions..

How do I clean my Essentials floor?

Unlike traditional parquet or other flooring types, COREtec® floors are 100% waterproof, child and pet friendly. Simply follow these steps to keep your floor looking great for a lifetime:

Follow our simple Tips for routine care and maintenance:



to remove dirt and other particles that can damage the surface of your floor.


CLEAN messes asap

to avoid prolonged exposure 
and allow for easier removal.



with a pH-neutral vinyl cleaner. Avoid shine, wax or polish cleaning products.

COREtec cleaning kit

With these tips and our recommended COREtec® Cleaning Kit, maintaining your floor is child's play. For more detailed information on post-installation cleaning, preventive and routine maintenance, or spot and spill removal, please consult our care and maintenance guidelines.

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