Installation & Maintenance

Installing Your COREtec Floors

COREtec floors are designed for easy installation – to keep things simple and save you time and money. Whether you’re hiring a professional or planning to DIY, we have all the info you need to ensure proper installation guidelines are followed.

1. Installation Instructions and Guidelines

2. Recommended Tools

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CARBIDE-TIPPED BLADE

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HAMMER

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SAFETY GLASSES

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TAPPING BLOCK

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MEASURING TAPE

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SPACERS

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PULL BAR

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CARBIDE-TIPPED BLADE

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HAMMER

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SAFETY GLASSES

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TAPPING BLOCK

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MEASURING TAPE

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PULL BAR

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SPACERS

3. Prepare Your Space and Subfloor

To prepare your space for installing your new floors, all subfloors must be clean, flat, dry and structurally sound. Ensure subfloor moisture levels have been tested and any issues have been properly treated. Acclimation of COREtec planks and tiles prior to installation is not required, but your floors should be installed in a climate-controlled environment. See installation guidelines above for more detailed information.

4. Installation Video Tutorial

Watch the appropriate collection video below to learn more about proper installation methods and other helpful tips when installing your new COREtec floors.

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Cleaning & Maintenance

Cleaning your COREtec floors is a cinch. Maintain the beauty of your floors through easy, routine care. Follow the simple steps below and refer to the proper guidelines below for more detailed instructions.

Care and Maintenance Guidelines

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Do's

Choose a pH-neutral floor cleaner – nothing with a polish, detergent or other harmful chemicals that could void your warranty and damage your floor. 

We recommend Encore, our specially formulated COREtec floor cleaner.

Do's

Choose a pH-neutral floor cleaner – nothing with a polish, detergent or other harmful chemicals that could void your warranty and damage your floor. 

We recommend Encore, our specially formulated COREtec floor cleaner.

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Don’ts

It’s important to use the right cleaning products and tools. Avoid using products that contain the words wax, polish, shine or citrus and don’t use vacuums with rotating beater bars on any hard surface floors. 

Only Scratchless styles are approved for steam mopping. 

Don’ts

It’s important to use the right cleaning products and tools. Avoid using products that contain the words wax, polish, shine or citrus and don’t use vacuums with rotating beater bars on any hard surface floors. 

Only Scratchless styles are approved for steam mopping. 

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First Use

Before moving your furniture back into your space, you must remove installation dust. 

First, sweep and dry mop your floor. 
Then, damp mop with an approved cleaner. 
Finally, damp mop with water only. 

Ta-da – your new floors are ready! 

First Use

Before moving your furniture back into your space, you must remove installation dust. 

First, sweep and dry mop your floor. 
Then, damp mop with an approved cleaner. 
Finally, damp mop with water only. 

Ta-da – your new floors are ready! 

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For Best Results

It’s a good idea to use walk-off mats at entrances and doorways and non-staining floor protectors under heavy furniture, chairs and tables.


Always check care and maintenance guidelines specific to your product.

For Best Results

It’s a good idea to use walk-off mats at entrances and doorways and non-staining floor protectors under heavy furniture, chairs and tables.


Always check care and maintenance guidelines specific to your product.


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