Defining the Importance of Mineral Core Flooring

March 19, 2019

In 2019 and beyond, mineral core flooring will be a serious focus for manufacturers, distributors, and designers. Since 2016, there has been a notable uptick in higher-cost LVT.

The numbers continue to climb, along with the popularity of this flooring option. In the last report of LVT’s growth showed a 68.3% increase in residential square footage and a 12.5% increase in commercial use.

Truly, LVT designs are making their mark. However, take LVT and add two, distinct supplements, and you’ll find an industry game-changer: mineral core flooring.

But, beyond the numbers, there’s always more to understand and explore. So, let’s talk about the “why” behind our support for mineral core options.

  • What does it look like?

As you’ll see here, mineral core flooring is as beautiful as it is strong. With the authentic appeal of hardwood and the strength of stone, mineral core is the definition of “next level” when it comes to flooring innovation.

  • What are the major benefits of mineral core flooring?

Let us count the ways! Mineral core is 100% waterproof and is a great fit for any space. It has large coverage potential, with the ability to reach up to 6,400 sq. ft. without the use of transitions. The rigid core minimizes telegraphing and the installation is quick and simple. It is also able to stand up to the heat – literally. Mineral core was heated up to 176° F and has the proven ability to revert back to its normal size.

  • How is it different from other flooring options?

There are two, notable differences between mineral core and LVT. One is that it is made of limestone, rather than the traditional PVC that LVT calls for. The second major difference (and plus) is that there are 0 plasticizers in mineral core material, making it much more stable and stronger overall.

  • Why should interior designers consider mineral core?

To sum it all up, with mineral core you’ll get every pillar needed for success: beauty, strength, functionality, and variety. Check out these options:

Need we say more? If we do, please feel free to contact your fellow surface ninjas. After all, we can’t get enough of the conversations about surface design!

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This post was written by Matt Hepner