The next evolution in flooring is here! With benefits to help floors be installed quicker and with less preparation, integrate into overall designs easier, and ultimately look newer longer – Rigid Core flooring has arrived. The products in this category are typically comprised of a solid polymer core that appropriately lends to the category name, Rigid Core.
The demands to get a commercial space up and running quickly are ever increasing. Whether new construction or renovation, Rigid Core flooring offers multiple benefits. For most installations planks and tiles do not need to be acclimated as long as they’re being installed into properly conditioned spaces. The rigid structure also bridges subfloor imperfections easier than flexible products where subfloor issues may telegraph through the flooring. With these benefits Rigid Core products can be installed quicker and in more challenging spaces.
With designs migrating to the use of more hard surface flooring materials, the need to reduce sound transmission has become greater. Rigid Core products may have an attached pad for sound absorption which also helps with subfloor imperfections. Where carpet tiles may remain, Rigid Core flooring will make a near-seamless to seamless transition.
Perhaps one of the greatest benefits of Rigid Core flooring is its resistance to indent – thanks to its solid polymer core – ensuring your floor design looks newer, longer!
Featuring dramatic designs with high plank-to-plank variation, Rigid Core Vantage can be installed quickly and in challenging spaces. Its 6.0mm structure with solid polymer core and 20 mil wear layer stands up to both dents and scratches, and looks good doing it.
Ideally suited for residential-type applications, Luxe Plank with Rigid Core includes hardwood looks with timeless naturals, rustic white-washing, and dramatic grain patterns. Stone visuals also capture the classic essence of marble, slate, and travertine, as well as the urban-inspired concrete look.
*Refer to the Armstrong Flooring Guaranteed Installation Systems manual (F-5061) for proper installation, care, and maintenance information.