The 411 on luxury vinyl flooring wear layers

The 411 on luxury vinyl flooring wear layers

Wear layers are a critical factor in the durability of luxury vinyl plank or tile.

Whether it's in the form of plank or tile, luxury vinyl is ultra durable. In addition, it's considered to be one of the most kid-and-pet-friendly floors.

Impossible to “walk off” the design layer

Wear layers are tough, clear, melamine coatings positioned just over the printed design sheet. This coating protects the floor from scratches, scuffs, and dents and keeps spills from absorbing.

Vinyl plank sometimes referred to as LVP flooring, is also five times thicker than the original product. That is also true for the square, tile-sized pieces.

All forms are 100% waterproof, whether submerged or spilled on. A clear urethane finish at the very top adds extra strength and shine.

Also, a design function

The wear layer is also the place where embossing takes place. This technology allows manufacturers to echo textures handcrafted in genuine wood flooring accurately.

Embossing also creates color/veining variations and features such as knots.

How thick should it be?

Both luxury vinyl tile and plank have wear layers that range in size. If yours is a busy, active home with a lot of foot traffic, a wear layer of 20mils is recommended.

Other benefits include:

1. Style: The product offers true-to-life images of wood, stone, and tile.
2. Low maintenance: All LVT or vinyl plank requires regular sweeping and periodic mopping.
3. Easy installation: Luxury vinyl can be glued or installed as a floating floor.

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iStone Floors & More is a family-owned operation with a highly trained staff and certified installers. We purposely keep our overhead low so that we can give you high quality at great prices. You'll get the luxury vinyl flooring you love.

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