Glossary of Terms

Rigid Core

Rigid core is a type of floating floor that clicks and locks into place (no adhesive necessary) and can be installed over most existing hard floors, meaning less upheaval in your home during installation.

An ideal alternative to laminate and engineered hardwood floors, rigid core offers the same realistic look, but with the durability and waterproof qualities of luxury vinyl.


Rigid Core News

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LifeSeal Reserve
...LifeSeal Reserve is a new rigid core flooring from Bruce that delivers waterproof protection to stand up to the busiest of homes and light commercial spaces without sacrificing comfort or style. In addition, the flooring features Bruce’s new Cleantivity antimicrobial coating technology, which is said to inhibit the growth of bacteria, mold and mildew. The detail found in natural hardwoo...
Pet Friendly Empower Rigid Core Flooring
...Empower rigid core flooring was built using our innovative new Reinforced Mineral Core to provide the best available performance. This new core outperforms traditional rigid core products in both indent and stability while our exclusive Diamond 10 technology provides best in class scratch and stain protection. 100% Waterproof PlanksEmpower rigid core flooring is 100% waterproof ma...
Finely Luxury Vinyl Tile
...Finely Luxury Vinyl Tile from the Everlife Rigid Core (RC) Collection offers a palette of subtle grey tones and greiges that lend elegance to your space. This beautiful 7x48 wood-look luxury vinyl plank is 100% waterproof flooring, scratch, stain, and dent resistant, and backed by a lifetime residential warranty. Its innovative pre-attached backing ensures supreme comfort under foot wh...
Rigid Core Vantage
...Armstrong Flooring has combined striking and realistic wood styles in an extra-long plank format to create a dramatic look that’s perfect for any room. Rigid Core Vantage was built to maintain its beauty – even under high traffic, high moisture and high impact. 100% WaterproofRigid Core Vantage flooring is perfect for any room – bathrooms, kitchens, basements, la...
Akadia Luxury Vinyl Planks
...Akadia Luxury Vinyl Planks from the Everlife Rigid Core Collection offer creamy neutral beige tones and delicate brown graining for understated elegance. This beautiful XL Cyrus®™ 9x60” wood-look luxury vinyl plank flooring is 100% waterproof and protected with CrystaLux™, an industry-leading wear layer that guards against everyday scratches, spills, pet accidents, indentations, and sun...
Rigid Core Elements
...You want new floors that will look and perform their best when faced with just about anything — from scratches and stains to spills and sound. Rigid Core Elements is uniquely built to withstand it all, so you can welcome enduring style to any room of your home. Inspired DesignChoose from 15 distinct visuals, each designed to mimic the natural allure of American El...
Rigid Core – XL Cyrus® Series
...Worry-free flooring never looked so good. XL Cyrus®™ luxury vinyl tile (LVT) brings an authentic wood look to your space in a gorgeous large format 9x60” plank. Suitable for all grade levels, XL Cyrus® 100% waterproof vinyl plank flooring is protected with CrystaLux™, an innovative wearlayer that guards against everyday scratches, spills, pet accidents, indentations, and sun damage.
Bathroom Flooring Upgrades
...ade on budget without sacrificing the look you love with our selection of marble or travertine inspired floors. Regardless of which of our three constructions of LVT (gluedown, loose lay and rigid core) you choose, the installation time is much faster when compared with other types of hard surface flooring. If you're completing a bathroom upgrade as a weekend project, you may prefer to us...
Rigid Core - Prescott Series
...100% waterproof wood-look luxury vinyl tile (LVT), Prescott comes in several styles and colors—from soft subtle hues like cream and dove gray to handsome browns—and it’s protected with 20 mil commercial grade version of CrystaLux™, a wearlayer that protects against scratches, stains, and dents. This maintenance-free 7x48” flooring is suitable for busy residential and commercial environ...
Korlok Select
...teGrout™ is smooth and easy to clean, so say goodbye to the scrubbing and bleaching that comes along with typical textured grout. Quality You Expect from KarndeanGet all the Benefits of Rigid Core with the added security of our 5G® locking mechanism, backed by our HoldFast® Lifetime Residential Warranty, which guarantees securely locked planks will stay together at the end seams. Jus...
Rigid Core - Andover Series
...Andover™ Series from the Everlife™ Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) Collection offers modern convenience without sacrificing style. A 100% waterproof LVT, Andover™ is protected with 20 mil commercial-grade version of CrystaLux™, an innovative wearlayer that guards against everyday scratches, spills, pet accidents, indentations, and sun damage. This low maintenance 7x48” vinyl plank flo...
Trecento Rigid Core Stone
...Trecento Rigid Core Stone Look LVT offers the warmth and beauty of natural stone with the ease of luxury vinyl tile. Suitable for all grade levels, these 100% waterproof stone-look vinyl tiles are protected with CrystaLux™— a wearlayer that guards against everyday scratches, spills, pet accidents, indentations, and sun damage. In an elegantly neutral palette of white, grey, an...
Tarkett: Nine New Stone Designs for Popular ProGen™ Rigid Core LVT Collection
...SOLON, OH, AUGUST 20, 2020 — Tarkett, a worldwide leader in innovative and sustainable flooring, is expanding its collection of ProGen™ rigid core luxury vinyl tiles and planks with nine new stone designs. The new designs join 22 high-definition wood designs, giving homeowners a broader range of design options with the lifeproof performance benefits the collection is known for. ...
Wood-Look Vinyl Flooring
...the same look. Vinyl sheet is a great choice for these spaces because it has no (or very few) seams and its surface is incredibly resilient. Luxury vinyl tiles and planks — whether traditional LVT or rigid core — are 100% waterproof so when exposed to water, they will not swell, buckle or lose integrity. If you want to achieve a wood look in the basement, luxury vinyl tiles, luxury vinyl p...
How to Choose the Best Rigid Core Floor
...With so many options, finding the best rigid core flooring for your home may feel a tad overwhelming. These Q&As about product construction, style options and installation will help you better understand this unique flooring type so you can shop with confidence. What is rigid core flooring? If you're shopping for the best water-resistant flooring, this flooring should defi...
Kitchen Flooring Guide
...pecific durability features you need and the look you want to achieve. Many people want hardwood looks in their kitchen, but know it can’t withstand the spills and drops that will take place. Rigid Core flooring is the perfect option though since it offers the best of both worlds. It provides the beauty of hardwood with none of the drawbacks. It was created to survive busy kitchens, so you...
How to Choose the Best Plank Floor
...a pro, understanding more will prepare you to choose the very best floor for your lifestyle, space, and budget. What's the difference between solid hardwood, engineered hardwood, and rigid core flooring? As the name suggests, solid hardwood is a single, solid piece of wood. Its natural simplicity has made it a popular flooring choice for generations, but that same...