Coreluxe vinyl plank flooring review

CoreLuxe Vinyl Plank Flooring Review

By Fortino Rosas / August 16, 2021 / 105 Comments

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    What if you could have a beautiful hardwood flooring look at a fraction of the cost? And it can go in any room including basements and bathrooms?

    Enter CoreLuxe Vinyl Plank flooring.

    CoreLuxe is an engineered vinyl flooring from Lumber Liquidators that closely resembles wood.

    Yet, it comes at a fraction of the price. So, it’s easy on your budget.

    It comes in several sizes that fit any taste from classic to modern, or trendy to traditional.

    Want to know more about this flooring option and how CoreLuxe stacks up to the competition? Read on.

    CoreLuxe Features

    CoreLuxe is a type of engineered vinyl plank flooring that is sold exclusively through Lumber Liquidators.

    It is phthalate-free, scoring highly on the “healthy” side of things. In fact, all CoreLuxe products are both FloorScore and GREENGUARD certified.

    Another great feature of CoreLuxe is that it is truly waterproof. So, if you live in a flood zone or coastal area, this is a truly worry-free flooring for any room in the house.

    It works great in wet rooms like bathrooms, kitchens, and basements.

    Because of its hard, PVC core, it is very stable. CoreLuxe is also a durable product that holds up well against stains, scratches, dents, and even just normal wear and tear.

    CoreLuxe is both easy to clean (just use a simple wet mop) and easy to install (it can be placed over any hard surface subfloor). And it requires no acclimation time, so you can start enjoying it right away.

    While all these features are important when deciding, what you probably want to know is: how does it look? Because aesthetics is also important.

    The good news is that it is very attractive and has an authentic wood look and texture to it.

    Let’s take a look further at the different CoreLuxe Flooring options.

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    Styles & Options

    CoreLuxe offers three different lines to choose from: CoreLuxe, CoreLuxe Ultra, and CoreLuxe XD.

    The original CoreLuxe engineered vinyl flooring is available in three species of wood: oak, maple, and pine. It ranges in price from $2 to $3 per square foot.

    Each plank is 5.3 mm to 5.5 mm thick and is 48 inches long. It also comes in several stunning color options like Weathered Gray Pine, Sawmill Oak, and Natural Maple.

    The warranties vary for CoreLuxe by product, with most being a 10 to 30 year warranty.

    CoreLuxe Ultra has the largest selection of styles of the three brands. It comes in a variety of species including ash, Brazilian cherry, hickory, oak, pine, and walnut.

    You can find this flooring in both 48 inch and 60 inch long planks. And each one is 7 mm to 8 mm in thickness.

    The tones and colors are beautiful – some that are classic, and some that are trendier. Some have brown tones, red tones, and even gray tones.

    Prices range from $2 all the way up to $5 per square foot. And each of these styles comes with a lifetime manufacturer’s warranty.

    The third brand of CoreLuxe flooring is CoreLuxe XD. CoreLuxe XD offers cross-hatch texturing and some deep, dark colors for a stunning flooring design.

    The wood species found in this line are acacia, hickory, and oak. Each one is 7 mm in thickness comes in 48 inch wide planks.

    It has beautiful wood looks in colors like Driftwood Hickory and Beach Cottage Oak.

    CoreLuxe XD ranges from $2 to $3 per square foot and comes with a 50 year manufacturer warranty on each style.

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    CoreLuxe flooring is easy to install and uses click floating floor technology. Simply click it together on top of your existing subfloor.

    As long as the surface below is hard, there is no need to remove or secure your new flooring to the old. CoreLuxe will literally float on top of your old floors.

    Several of the CoreLuxe Ultra flooring types also include a pre-attached pad for added comfort.

    Because installation is fairly easy, and very few tools are required, CoreLuxe is a great DIY project.

    And since it is waterproof, it can go in virtually any room in the house. This includes basements, bathrooms, and kitchens.

    Lumber Liquidators also sells corner pieces and other finishing products to help give the flooring a finished look once it is installed.

    Another benefit of this product is that it does not require acclimation. So, once you install it, you can begin enjoying it.

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    Is CoreLuxe flooring good?

    Yes, CoreLuxe is considered one of the best flooring brands on the market. This is because the vinyl planks feature a PVC core that provides stability and durability. What’s more, the vinyl planks from CoreLuxe are resistant to stains, dents, scratches, and fading. Besides the durability of the floors, they also come in a variety of styles and colors for you to choose from. Many of these have realistic wooden finishes to provide an authentic wooden aesthetic in your home.

    Is CoreLuxe vinyl plank flooring waterproof?

    Yes, CoreLuxe vinyl plank flooring is a type of engineered vinyl flooring that is 100% waterproof. This means you can install CoreLuxe in damp environments in your home such as the bathroom, kitchen, and even the basement.

    Who makes CoreLuxe vinyl plank flooring?

    CoreLuxe vinyl plank floors are manufactured by Lumber Liquidators, now known as LL Flooring. This flooring manufacturer was founded in 1993 in the USA by Tom Sullivan. They make other types of floors as well, such as laminate, vinyl, and bamboo flooring for residential and commercial settings.

    How do you clean Coreluxe vinyl planks?

    To clean your CoreLuxe vinyl plank flooring, use a soft bristled broom to remove dirt and debris from your floors. You can also use a vacuum cleaner to remove dirt in tight corners or under furniture. Use a damp microfiber mop to clean up stubborn dirt and sticky messes. Avoid using abrasive detergents because these types of cleaning aids can damage your vinyl flooring. Use a natural cleaning aid such as vinegar to clean your vinyl floors instead. 

    The Verdict

    If you are looking for a vinyl plank flooring that is extremely durable, the Lumber Liquidator’s CoreLuxe is a great option. Its engineered construction and PVC core can hold up in high traffic rooms, wet rooms, or just about anywhere else you want to install it.

    Plus, installing it is a breeze with click lock floating floors that fit right on top of your subfloor.

    CoreLuxe is also a very green product, meeting multiple eco-friendly standards.

    Lumber Liquidators experienced some bad publicity a few years back because of concerns over the safety of their products. However, they have made efforts to ensure that the flooring they sell is up to speed with safety requirements.

    Aside from very practical reasons to buy, this product truly looks good. With planks in both 48 inch and 60 inch lengths, you’re flush with options.

    CoreLuxe also has a nice selection of reasonably priced wood grains and species ranging from classic to trendy.

    Additionally, each of the three CoreLuxe brands are backed by warranties with most ranging from 10 to 30 years. And a few options even offer lifetime warranties.

    But you can only find it at Lumber Liquidators. If there is not a Lumber Liquidators near you, you have the option of ordering most selections online.

    Have you ordered your flooring online before? What tips do you have for people considering this option?

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    About Fortino Rosas

    Chief Floor Critic, 32 years of experience in flooring installation and sales

    Fortino Rosas is an independent flooring contractor with 32 years of experience in residential and commercial flooring installation and sales. He joined the Floor Critics team to share his expertise with our readers. Fortino has acquired vast knowledge and skills in the areas of product selection, space planning, and installation. He has installed flooring in residential, government, and commercial office projects in the Midwest. Visit Website.

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