Rigid Core Flooring

What is Rigid Core Flooring?

Rigid core flooring is a type of flooring that can be installed by “clicking” it into place without the use of any adhesives. Rigid core luxury vinyl flooring can be installed on a variety of surfaces and feels comfortable underfoot in many settings. It’s quickly becoming a favorite of DIY-ers thanks to its ease-of-use, cost-effectiveness, and versatility.

At Avalon Flooring, we offer a wide range of rigid core flooring installation materials.

Christina 9″ Vinyl Plank in Chaparral

How to Install Rigid Core Flooring

Rigid core flooring is typically very easy to install. It’s widely used by do-it-yourself installers and other non-professionals because it’s a “floating” installation – meaning it doesn’t need to be adhered to the subfloor – and because it clicks into place with tongue-in-groove construction. For best results, it’s always a good idea to get a professional installer to install your floors.

Public House 7 1/8″ Vinyl Plank in Old Fashioned

How to Clean Rigid Core Flooring

Cleaning rigid core flooring is quite simple. Almost any household cleaning product will work well but, if you’re concerned about damage, you can always look for an indication on the bottle that says it is safe for rigid core, vinyl, or luxury vinyl tile.

It’s best to stay away from waxes and polishes when you’re cleaning these types of floors.

Pros and cons of rigid core flooring

There are many positives to installing rigid core flooring on concrete. The wide range of design options allows you to create a look that is exactly what you envision for your home. Thanks to advanced technology, many higher end flooring products offer a look and feel that is identical to natural wood or stone, but with enhanced durability and easier installation.

Rigid core luxury vinyl flooring also has its drawbacks. If lower grade products are installed without additional comfort measures, they can be hard and uncomfortable underfoot. Additionally, rigid core flooring can accumulate dents and scratches over time. A wear-resistant layer will help prevent damage, but pets and heavy furniture can still damage the floors.