Luxury Vinyl Tile is often confused with other hard flooring types such as laminate or Vinyl Composite Tile (VCT), despite its construction and aesthetic differences. With a wide range of design choices, LVT can replicate the look of natural hard flooring such as stone or wood, without the install or maintenance expenses associated with either.
LVT is made of several layers that are fused together under heat and pressure:
- Vinyl backing
- Vinyl core
- Print film layer (with your chosen design)
- Protective clear layer known as the ‘wear layer’ and finished with a polyurethane coating which is sometimes re-enforced with ceramic bead, silica bead or aluminum oxide
GemCore™ by Reward® is hybrid flooring with new stone composite core technology designed to be 100% waterproof and highly resistant to indentation and temperature extremes. Let's take a look under the hood, to see what your new floor is made of!
1. Quartz Enhanced Acrylic Coating
Mineral-enhanced finish provides an extreme layer of durability proven to resist shoe scuffs, kids toys and even pet claw marks!
2. Decorative Layer
Combines state-of-the-art print and emboss technology for the look and feel of natural wood.
3. GemCore™ Substrate
• Made with over 60% stone, GemCore™ is more stable and more dent resistant than WPC, LVT and laminate!
• Ideal for intense commercial applications and a perfect solution for areas exposed to heat and/or moisture.
• Free of Plasticizers. It’s Ortho-phthalate free, for greater stability and a safer environment.
4. Anti-Microbial Pre-attached Backing
The pre-attached non-toxic underlayment pad makes installation fast and easy, with enhanced sound performance.
Why choose COREtec?
100% Kid Proof
Durable construction plus genuine cork backing is warmer and quieter and always ready for playtime.
Innovative core technology means our floors will not warp or buckle or peel due to moisture
100% Pet Proof
Floors extra thick wear layers to resist scratches and scuffs because man’s best friend is not always a floors best friend
Available in hundreds of styles and colors that provide comfort for life.
Realistic wood looks and textures in various sizes.
And tile that lives like you. It is slip, chip and crack resistant with integrated grout lines for a clean, simple installation measured in hours, not days. Designer curated collections of patterns & colors softer, warmer and quitter than traditional tile.