Designing High-Traffic Areas In Your ​Home Without Compromising Style ​
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High-traffic areas of the home are often some of the most visible spaces and can show wear and tear quickly, but you can keep those spaces looking their best when you choose the right finishes and make smart design choices. You don't have to sacrifice style or beauty to protect your floors from smudges, stains and scuffs.

Design your High Traffic Areas Using These Tips.

Don't let wear and tear get you down! Use these three simple steps to help minimize damage in high-traffic spaces.

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1. Leave ample space for foot traffic. Foot traffic takes a greater toll when it's squeezed into a small space. Spreading out foot traffic spreads out the wear and tear. Arrange furniture in a configuration that leaves ample space for foot traffic, and avoid clutter that forces people to walk through your home using a narrow corridor or space.

2. Prioritize colors and patterns that hide wear and tearPatterned upholstery and dark paint have a way of hiding scratches and stains, whereas solid, light colors can put damage on display. When choosing furniture and wall paint for high-traffic areas, look for dark patterns and colors that easily hide wear and tear. 

3. Choose durable flooring productsFloors take the brunt of our wear and tear, but you don't have to sacrifice style for durability. High-quality luxury vinyl flooring resists scratching and staining while mimicking the most beautiful materials found in nature. Install vinyl plank flooring that has the look of your favorite wood species.

What is Luxury Vinyl Flooring?

The best flooring material for high-traffic spaces is luxury vinyl flooring, also called luxury vinyl plank flooring or LVP. Vinyl plank flooring from COREtec is made from layers including a 100% waterproof core structure that won't warp or buckle, a luxury vinyl design layer that mimics the look of dozens of different wood species, a wear layer that protects against excessive wear, and an attached cork or Soft Step underlayment that reduces noise.

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In other words, you can enjoy the look, warmth and style of natural wood without the regular maintenance and wear and tear that degrades hardwood over time. COREtec offers commercial-grade LVP flooring as well as residential-grade vinyl flooring planks to meet the needs of a range of customers. Each COREtec vinyl flooring style is designed for durability, comfort and easy cleaning. Our waterproof flooring is the perfect addition to your home in any room of the house, especially the kitchen and bathroom where moisture and spills are common.

Laminate vs. Vinyl Flooring

For some people, it's easy to confuse laminate and vinyl flooring. Laminate uses a fiberboard core made from wood byproducts, which means that standard laminate is not waterproof. Vinyl flooring from COREtec is designed with high-performance synthetic materials that are made to be waterproof, stain-resistant, and comfortable underfoot.

Choose COREtec Floors for Your Home

Ultra-strong, attractive flooring materials like luxury vinyl flooring can enhance your home's beauty, durability and overall value. Even if you have kids and pets, luxury vinyl flooring planks are up to the task.

COREtec vinyl flooring planks, like the Originals and Scratchless collections, are made to look just like real wood, with enhanced durability. That's why we say that COREtec is the original 100% waterproof, kidproofpetproof floor. Get help finding the perfect COREtec style for your home, book a free appointment for a zero-obligation design consultation.

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