Shaw COREtec Pro Plus LVP: DIY Dream Floors

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COREtec Pro Plus LVP flooring redefines traditional flooring standards with its remarkable durability, stunning aesthetics, and easy maintenance.

Features of Shaw COREtec Pro Plus Flooring

Shaw COREtec Pro Plus LVP flooring offers many benefits that make it an exceptional choice for residential and commercial spaces alike.

  • Unparalleled durability
  • Waterproof properties
  • Easy maintenance

Crafted with advanced technology and meticulous attention to detail, COREtec Pro Plus vinyl floors deliver unmatched performance and aesthetic appeal.

 Shaw COREtec Pro Plus LVP

Waterproof Construction:

COREtec Pro Plus floors are engineered with a waterproof core, making them impervious to moisture and spills.

This feature not only enhances their longevity but also makes them suitable for areas prone to moisture, such as kitchens, bathrooms, and basements.


Built to withstand the rigors of everyday life, COREtec vinyl flooring is highly resistant to scratches, stains, and wear.

Its robust construction ensures that your floors maintain their beauty and integrity for years to come, even in high-traffic areas.

Easy Maintenance:

Say goodbye to tedious cleaning routines with COREtec floors. 

Thanks to their low-maintenance nature, all you need is regular sweeping and occasional mopping.

Comfort and Quiet:

COREtec floors offer a comfortable and quiet underfoot experience.

The innovative construction absorbs impact and reduces noise. This creates a peaceful environment in your home or business.

Design Versatility:

With a diverse range of styles, colors, and textures available, COREtec flooring offers endless design possibilities.

Whether you prefer the timeless elegance of hardwood or the sleek look of stone, there's a COREtec floor to match your vision.

Easy Installation:

Featuring a user-friendly click-lock installation system, COREtec vinyl floors make DIY installation a breeze.

No need for messy adhesives or specialized tools – simply click the planks together for a secure and seamless fit.


COREtec Pro Plus Vinyl Flooring Specifications

Shaw COREtec Pro Plus LVP Specifications


Cost and Value

Shaw COREtec vinyl flooring proves to be a savvy long-term investment that pays dividends over time.

Long-lasting durability means you won't need to replace COREtec flooring as frequently as other options.

This will save you money on repairs and replacements in the long run.


Installing COREtec Pro Plus Flooring

Be sure to read the manufacturer's documentation for installation and warranty guidelines.

Shaw COREtec Pro Plus LVP flooring features an easy click-lock installation system. This makes it easy for DIYers.

However, if you feel overwhelmed don't hesitate to reach out to a professional. If you are local to Harrisburg, PA, give us a call. If you aren't local, you can find a local flooring installer through the National Association of Floor Covering Technicians.


Step-By-Step Installation Guide


  • Utility knife
  • Tape measure
  • Tapping block and rubber mallet
  • Underlayment (if required by your subfloor)
  • Straight edge
  • Level
  • Broom and dustpan
  • Pull bar (optional)



Place your COREtec planks in the room they will be installed in to allow them to acclimate to the room's temperature and humidity.

Allowing 48 hours for acclimation before installing them can help ensure a smooth installation process.



1) Clean: Ensure your subfloor is clean, free of debris, dust, dirt, grease, and any materials that could prevent proper adhesion.

2) Flat and Level: The subfloor must be flat and level within 3/16" per 10' radius. Sand down any high spots and fill low spots with a suitable patching compound.

3) Moisture Testing: Test your subfloor's moisture content according to the COREtec installation guide. If moisture levels exceed the recommended limits, address the source of moisture before proceeding.



  • Measure the length and width of your room.
  • Decide on the direction you want your planks to run. Ideally, planks should run parallel to the longest wall for a more spacious look.
  • Dry lay out a few rows of planks to check for alignment and planking order.



1) Maintain a 1/4" (6.35 mm) expansion gap around the perimeter of the floor to allow for natural expansion and contraction. Use spacers to maintain the gap during installation.

2) If required by your subfloor type, install the underlayment according to the manufacturer's instructions.

3) Undercut doorjambs to allow for clearance of the flooring planks.

4) Begin installation by laying the first plank in the corner of the room, leaving the expansion gap along the wall.

5) Use the plank's locking system to connect subsequent planks. Angled tapping with a rubber mallet and tapping block helps secure the connection.

6) Use a pull bar (optional) to secure the short ends of the planks. Stagger the short end seams for a random appearance.

7) Use a sharp utility knife and a straight edge to cut planks as needed.

8) Continue laying rows, tapping planks together and maintaining the expansion gap.

9) Use a tapping block and mallet to carefully tap the last row into place. You may need to cut the final plank to fit with the remaining space.



Shaw COREtec vinyl flooring sets the standard for excellence in the world of vinyl flooring.

With its unmatched durability, stunning design options, and easy maintenance, COREtec floors offer the perfect combination of style and practicality for any space.

Invest in Shaw vinyl flooring today and elevate your surroundings to new heights of beauty and sophistication.

Order COREtec for your next flooring project!

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