Clean Home for the Holidays
A bottle of cleaner sitting on a hard surface floor

Holiday entertaining and cleaning is made easy with COREtec waterproof luxury vinyl floors. Renovate your space in time for your next get-together to shorten your before and after to-do list, so you can focus on spending more time with your guests (and less time stressing).

In this article, we'll explore how COREtec floors are designed for easy maintenance and how to clean them efficiently using a pH-neutral floor cleaner.

Holiday Entertaining Means Holiday Cleaning

The holiday season is a time for joy, laughter and cherished moments with your community of friends and family. If you’re planning on hosting this year, you know that a key part in preparing your home for any holiday get-together or special occasion is ensuring that your space is sparkling clean from top to bottom. The “bottom” is where COREtec shines (often literally).

With COREtec luxury vinyl plank and tile flooring, maintaining your floors has never been easier.

A person in socks mopping a hard surface floor

Photo: COREtec Originals Scratchless Wythe Oak

COREtec Floors: Waterproof, Kidproof, Petproof – and “Holiday Proof!”

COREtec's 100% waterproof, kidproof, petproof luxury vinyl flooring is engineered to withstand life's everyday challenges. Our innovative waterproof constructions ensure that your floors are protected against the inevitable spills that come with entertaining – whether it's a spilled glass of wine during a holiday toast, a dropped plate from a well-meaning, independent kiddo or muddy paw prints from your festive furry companions.

If you’re wanting to “holiday proof” your home before the upcoming celebrations, here’s some additional information on the specific benefits of each of our waterproof flooring collections to get you started:

  • COREtec Scratchless styles come with best-in-class scratch protection. These are the floors we recommend most for homes with pets or bustling dining rooms.
  • COREtec Originals styles provide comfort and warmth underfoot while simultaneously dampening sounds. If you’re looking for holiday tranquility, this is the floor for you.
  • (Coming Soon!) COREtec Tile styles offer the look of tile without the hassle of real grout lines that are difficult to clean and stain easily. Our luxury vinyl tiles have integrated grout lines applied during product design, so you get all the beauty with no hassle.
  • COREtec Pro styles have enhanced dent and impact resistance, making them ideal for high-traffic areas like kitchens and entryways.

Easily Clean Your COREtec Floors

Cleaning COREtec floors is a breeze, thanks to our durable and low-maintenance designs. Follow these simple steps to keep your floors looking immaculate before, during and after your holiday celebrations:

  • Sweep and Dustmop: Begin by removing loose dirt, dust and debris from your COREtec floors. Use a soft-bristled broom or a non-treated dust mop to gently sweep the surface.
  • Damp Mop with Encore: Once sweeping is complete, it's time to give your floors a refreshing cleanse. We recommend using our Encore floor cleaner. This pH-neutral hard surface floor cleaner is specially formulated to clean and maintain your COREtec floors. Specific styles only are steam-mop approved.
  • Voilà, You're Done: With just two simple steps, your COREtec floors will be spotless and ready to impress your guests. No need to invest in expensive cleaning products or complicated cleaning routines – Encore's powerful yet gentle cleaning action takes care of everything.

    For more detailed preventative maintenance and spot and spill removal instructions, refer to our care and maintenance guidelines.
Lady on her knees cleaning hard surface flooring with a  grey and white rag and COREtec spray cleaner

Photo: COREtec Originals Manila Oak

COREtec Makes Holiday Entertaining Easier

Preparing your home for holiday entertaining doesn't have to be a daunting task, especially when you have COREtec waterproof luxury vinyl flooring. The durability and ease of maintenance make our floors a standout choice for busy households during festive seasons.

By following the simple steps outlined in this article and using COREtec's preferred Encore floor cleaner, you'll have more time to focus on creating wonderful memories with your friends and family. Embrace the holiday spirit, worry less about cleaning and enjoy the magic of the season on your immaculate COREtec floors.

Girl on floor playing with a white dog with a dog toy in front of a Christmas tree with presents under it and a fireplace with stockings hanging

Photo: COREtec Premium Blonde Oak

Share Your Holiday Moments

We take pride in seeing our customers enjoy the holiday season on their beautiful COREtec floors. We invite you to be a part of our holiday celebrations by sharing your special moments with us. Submit photos of you and your loved ones enjoying the holidays on your COREtec floors, and you might get featured on our website or social media channels. Spread your joy and inspiration with the COREtec community by using #YesCOREtec!