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Ultra-durable home finishes like flooring are hard to come by, especially when you're trying to make your home as attractive as possible. The good news is that balancing durability and style can be done. By identifying the spaces where your home is most likely to experience wear and tear and seeking out quality materials, you can enjoy a stylish and durable home that continues to look its best for years to come.

1. Know where wear and tear is most likely to occur.

In your home, what rooms and finishes take the most abuse from members of your household? Where do you see the most scratches, smudges, and stains?


Flooring is one of the surfaces in the home that can often show signs of wear and tear, especially in homes with children and pets. You can start in high-traffic areas, like the foyer, hallway, and staircase.

Young girl jumping off a bunk bed onto a COREtec floor
shephard type of dog playing with chew toy among a dirt spill on COREtec flooring

2. Identify materials that are designed to withstand harsh treatment.

Some materials are just made to be durable. Luxury vinyl flooring is an example of a home finish that has been made to perform. Vinyl plank flooring from COREtec is made from 100% waterproof materials to create fully waterproof flooring that resists warping or buckling due to moisture exposure. It has the look and texture of real wood or tile without any of the maintenance or durability concerns. It's designed to last.

3. Seek out quality products from reputable brands.

Durability and poor quality just don't mix. If you're going to buy a product that you intend to last, it's important to buy from a reputable brand that you can trust.


If you're looking for vinyl flooring planks, for example, COREtec has luxury vinyl flooring that's 100% waterproof, kidproof and petproof. It's a tried and true product with either a pre-attached cork or Soft Step underlayment that withstands exposure to moisture, adds warmth and helps reduce sounds. You can count on COREtec products to last.

4. Know your aesthetic goals.

Know what your aesthetic preferences are when you're shopping for durable materials. What styles do you like? If you're looking for flooring, do you want modern oak vinyl planks or rustic vinyl plank flooring? Look for products from a company that offers the styles you're seeking, with a promise of durability and a warranty you can trust.

5. Invest in products that offer timeless beauty.

Make your purchase when you've found ultra-durable floors that offer timeless beauty as well. Don't settle for trending options just because they're popular at the moment or the lowest price. If you've done your job well, you'll live on this floor for a long time! It's important to find a quality product that you'll continue to love for years to come. Timeless, quality materials add more value to your home by making your home more universally appealing to buyers should you decide to sell.


Goldendoodle type of dog on CORetec vinyl flooring

Buy Flooring from COREtec

From oak-look vinyl planks to walnut and other species of wood, COREtec luxury vinyl flooring is designed to be waterproof, kid-friendly, and pet-friendly. Our flooring is durable and comfortable. Contact us, and we'll help you design your space for free. Get started with your project today.