Soft Step Underlayment


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Featured on select COREtec Originals styles, our patent-pending Soft Step underlayment provides extra noise reduction, better warmth underfoot and is sustainably made from recycled materials.  

Shop the collection or learn more about the many benefits of COREtec Originals, including the additional benefits of Soft Step underlayment below.

Soft Step Features

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Comfort Underfoot

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Sound Reduction

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Realistic Texture

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Easy to Clean

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Easy Installation

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Healthy Home


What Makes Soft Step Underlayment Different?


Our attached Soft Step underlayment is rated 70% better for sound absorption than other luxury vinyl flooring options, helping you protect the sounds you want to hear in your home and soften the ones you don't.


This underlayment is rated 46% warmer than other luxury vinyl options, providing you with an elevated level of comfort and tranquility in your home.


Made from recycled materials, Soft Step provides a sustainable underlayment option that further reduces in-home sounds and increases warmth underfoot.

Learn more about how Soft Step delivers on these benefits by seeing how our COREtec Originals WPC construction works. 

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How is COREtec Soft Step able to deliver on these benefits?

View the chart to see how Soft Step works. Our WPC construction with pre-attached Soft Step underlayment 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 
    Maintenance Free: Provides superior stain resistance and cleanability.
  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: WPC core is softer underfoot. 
  5. Pre-Attached Underlayment
    Quiet & Warm: 70% better sound absorption and 46% quieter than other luxury vinyl options.

Soft Step is Easy to Install

Whether you hire professionals or DIY, COREtec Soft Step 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 Soft Step guide for detailed instructions that help ensure your flooring installation adheres to the Soft Step warranty.

How Easy to Clean Are COREtec floors?

COREtec Originals styles featuring Soft Step pre-attached underlayment 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:



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


CLEAN messes asap

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



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, size, price and more to further refine your search options.

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