The story of the founder of USFloors Inc., Piet Dossche, is like that of the proverbial dishwasher who makes it big in the United States. And since Dossche himself thinks his story is worthy of being immortalized on the big screen, here's a brief synopsis: Dossche built up a huge amount of know-how about the floor covering sector while in junior positions in the industry at home and abroad. In 2001, he felt it was time to establish his own company and opted for Dalton, Georgia, in the USA. After all, if you can make it there, you can make it anywhere, as they say. However, it took until 2013 for Dossche's market and product expertise to culminate in a successful product of his own making. COREtec - the Original is a waterproof, multilayer, floating floor covering with a solid cork attached underlayment. Since then, Dossche has been marketing himself as the originator of the waterproof multilayer flooring sector - and he has a global patent to prove it.

The American invention is now making its way to Germany and will be on show at DOMOTEX 2018 in Hannover. COREtec has a highly scratch resistant and dirt-repellent finish that makes the flooring ideal for commercial use. Thanks to a lifelong warranty for waterproofing, it can also be installed in wet areas without any problem. The natural-looking wood and stone designs in various sizes and surfaces offer property developers and interior decorators a whole range of options, so they should be able to find the right flooring for any room. The integrated cork underlayment eliminates the need to fit separate footfall sound insulation and also compensates for any slight unevenness in the subfloor. The stable click boards do not need to be acclimatized before being laid and can be floated over any existing hard floor. In next to no time, users can enjoy a quiet, warm and extremely robust floor that is a joy to walk on.