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Has anyone installed COREtec Advanced+ luxury vinyl planks? How did the install go and are you pleased with the performance of the product? Our retailer was telling us about the product and we understand that there is no wear layer, but the product has a 15 yr scratch warranty. Any info would be much appreciated!
 

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I just looked up the product and it says it has a 12 mil wear layer. I don't think that there is a product of this type that doesn't have a wear layer.
I haven't seen any issues with any of the cortec products.
There is a random person here and there that claims the materials are so strong and abrasive that they wear out shoes and socks and makes their feet all red when they walking barefoot in the house. I've talked to my retailer and she had no idea what I was talking about. They have been selling cortec vinyl flooring since it was created.
Regardless of the brand, the one thing I would not do is purchase a 'thin' click together vinyl plank or tile.
9 mm is approaching 3/8 of an inch, and that's a good thing.
I've installed a number of cortec floors over the years and I wouldn't hesitate to purchase the material. It's at the high end of these click products and it definitely costs more than the bargain basement $1.99 stuff that you do not want to get remotely close to purchasing.
 
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Thank you for the response! Here is the link to the Coretec product, Ludlow Oak(VV675-04016) EVP Vinyl Wood Flooring | COREtec we visited a retailer last week and he said this product and a Shaw equivalent, Prodigy HDR MXL Plus, the Floorte Elite line, both have the 15 year scratch warranty, no wear layer and a mineral core. introduced at the end of 2020/beginning of 2021. Both products look good to us (our knowledge is totally a result of reading and talking to retailers - no experience at all!). We have around 1200 square feet to do and will hire a professional to do the install. That is, if we can just make a decision! Again, thank you!
 

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I'm still surprised about "no wear layer" all printed products have a wear layer.
I wouldn't hesitate with the cortec product. Shaw owns Cortec, so I don't think they'd have any trouble rebranding the material to be their own. Most likely same quality.
Stay away from super thin products. They may have good durability but the locking mechanisms are much smaller and much weaker meaning the floor will need a tremendous amount of prep work to your floor is truly flat.
 

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I just reread your post and you mentioned floorte elite. I did a small repair in that material and I believe it was one of the thinner click together products.
Had it been a thicker product like most of the cortec floors I don't think I would have had to do this repair.
This material was installed without the heating system being on in the house and a couple months later when I came to put in the carpet, I turned up the heat. The product grew and the floor buckled in one area. Cortec is considered dimensionally stable. I have not seen this same thing happen with Cortec flooring.
I would pick Cortec over the floorte.
 

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