COREtec Originals

THE ORIGINAL 100% WATERPROOF, KIDPROOF, PETPROOF FLOOR.

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There's nothing quite like the original, and that couldn't be truer with these comfortable, stain-resistant floors. Thanks to a thicker, waterproof WPC construction these softer, warmer and quieter luxury vinyl planks are the perfect choice for any space in your home.


Shop the collection or learn more about the many benefits of COREtec Originals below, including easy installation and simple care and maintenance.

Originals Features

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Comfort Underfoot

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Stain Resistance

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Realistic Texture

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Easy to Clean

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Easy Install

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Healthy Home

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What Separates COREtec Originals?

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Stain Resistance

We run the gamut of stain testing to ensure premium performance. Thanks to our 100% waterproof, kidproof, petproof guarantee and innovative finishes, everyday spills and messes are no match for COREtec floors – these styles stay looking new!

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Enhanced Comfort

Needing extra comfort or peace and quiet?


You've come to the right place. Our original WPC construction with added foaming agents offers a softer, warmer and quieter luxury vinyl floor perfect for busy, active homes.


Cork is our signature, attached underlayment that provides thermal insulation and helps dampen sounds. Learn more about our Soft Step underlayment offering additional warmth underfoot and reduced noise (featured on select COREtec Originals styles).

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Stunning and Natural Wood Looks

A lot of behind-the-scenes technology goes into making the perfect floor. Through innovative design expertise, COREtec Originals styles bring you stunning and natural wood flooring looks featuring different species, colors, textures and bevel enhancements.

COREtec Originals construction breakdown of layers.

How is COREtec Originals able to deliver on these benefits?

View the chart to see how Originals works. Our extra-thick WPC construction offers enhanced comfort and stain resistance in a beautiful wood plank visual.


  1. Wear Layer
    Maintenance Free: Protects against excessive wear and stains. Never needs sanding, sealing or refinishing. 
  2. UV Acrylic Finish
    Durable: Provides superior stain resistance and cleanability. Never needs sanding, sealing or refinishing.
  3. Luxury Vinyl Design Layer
    Looks: COREtec offers the widest selection of designs.
    Textures: Detailed embossing and beveling. 
  4. COREtec Core Structure
    100% Waterproof: Won't warp or buckle. 
    Easy to Install: Angle tap system can be installed easily over existing floors. 
    Comfortable: Thicker WPC core is softer underfoot. 
  5. Pre-Attached Underlayment
    Quiet & Warm: Natural cork underlayment blocks out chills and noise.

Is COREtec Originals Vinyl Plank Flooring Easy to Install?

Whether you hire professionals or DIY, COREtec Originals offers easy installation that reduces in-home disruption and keeps messes to a minimum. Our floors don’t require acclimation or a post-installation waiting period, allowing you to install and live on your new floors in the same day.

Watch our flooring installation video for a step-by-step tutorial, and see our Installing COREtec Originals guide for detailed instructions that help ensure your flooring installation adheres to the Originals warranty.*


*Originals styles featuring our Soft Step underlayment require a different installation method.

How Easy to Clean Are COREtec floors?

COREtec Originals floors are easy to clean thanks to our 100% waterproof, kidproof, petproof performance guarantee that protects against everyday spills and accidents. For more detailed information on post-installation cleaning, preventative and routine maintenance or spot and spill removal, please refer to our care and maintenance guidelines.

Follow our simple steps for routine care and maintenance:

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SWEEP REGULARLY

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

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CLEAN messes asap

to avoid prolonged exposure
and allow for easier removal of spots and spills.

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DAMP-MOP FREQUENTLY

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


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Shop COREtec Floors by Performance.

Shop by performance to find the perfect COREtec floor for you and your space. When browsing products, be sure to also filter your selections by preferences like availability, color, length/width, price and more to further refine your search options.

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Need Design Help?

Schedule a FREE, no-obligation virtual appointment with a COREtec Design Expert for style inspiration and product recommendations.