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Problem Solvers – Rigid Core

Constructed to stand up to wear and tear along with water, rigid core can be installed in a host of places throughout the home while solving many issues thanks to its many performance properties.


Because of their thick resilient core layer, rigid core products are ideal for high-traffic areas in a home such as hallways, kitchens and living rooms. These products are extremely resistant to scratches and have unmatched durability that can stand up to wear and tear of children and pets.

Rigid core is known for its versatility, being able to work in many areas of the home while keeping consumers’ concerns at bay. Rigid can go all over, whether that be kitchens, bathrooms, living rooms, hallways. It’s an easier, quicker installation where it can click, going over existing floors in the home and it is easier for DIY. From the wide variety of shapes, sizes and styles, it has something that will fit any need in the home.

It is ideal in residential settings due to its ability to withstand heavy foot traffic, spills and other common wear and tear. It also provides a stable and rigid surface, making it appropriate for spaces where a smooth and consistent flooring is desired.


Among its attributes, rigid core brings with it scratch-resistance and waterproof properties.

It’s easy to install, easy to clean, incredibly durable and 100 percent waterproof. With all those benefits, it’s easy to see why rigid core luxury vinyl flooring continues to take the flooring market by storm. Scratch resistance remains a top concern for homeowners, especially those with pets. Many products come with residential scratch warranty to give customers confidence in their home investment.

Price is another factor that comes into play. The rigid core category has the budget of laminate, the look of a genuine hardwood floor and the durability of vinyl in a waterproof package.


With natural visuals like tile, stone and wood along with bigger planks sizes and brighter tones, there are on-trend options for just about everyone.

Stone looks are gaining popularity, replicating the elegance of natural stone like marble and travertine and even concrete. The appeal is directly tied to the many textures, colors and patterns that are available. Rigid core provides the perfect combination of function and style. This flooring category is constantly expanding due to ongoing innovations in materials and production techniques. This includes improved embossing and texturing techniques to provide a more authentic look and feel of wood or stone.

Wood visuals continue to be popular selections in rigid core. Consumers often seek lighter wood tones, like oak and ash, that offer an airy ambiance to a space and can also help it feel more open and spacious. Wider planks and weathered, rustic visuals which appeal to the popular farmhouse aesthetic are also still in high demand.

With its various benefits that cater directly to consumers, rigid core looks to have a bright future ahead.

Excerpts from FlooringCoveringWeekly.com

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