The wear layer plays the most critical role in luxury vinyl plank or tile's durability. It is the only thing protecting the photographic image from wear and tear.
Robust wear layers translate to long-lasting floors. A thick wear layer will keep your floor looking great and performing well for years, as long as it's kept intact.
What, exactly, is a wear layer?
The wear layer is a coating positioned just above the printed design layer. It guards the floor against scratches, scuffs, and dents.
Wear layers also help with waterproofing, keeping spills from absorbing. The luxury vinyl tile or plank is coated with a clear urethane finish. It adds extra strength and shine.
Thicker is better
Thickness determines durability. This applies to both the wear layer and the flooring itself.
Wear layers are measured separately. A thickness of 20-mils is recommended for large, active families.
Authentic luxury vinyl is five times thicker than the original product. It should measure 8-mm to 12-mm in thickness.
Other benefits include:
1. Style. LVP and LVT are two forms of this vinyl, a premium, affordable product. It offers true-to-life images of wood, stone, and tile, taken with high-definition, so they're clear and vibrant.
Micro beveling and embossing add depth, dimension, and textured looks. The material is cut into planks or square tile-sized pieces.
2. 100% waterproof capabilities. It can be either submerged or spilled on without consequence.
3. Low maintenance. Regular sweeping and periodic mopping is all that LVP or LVT needs.
4. Uncomplicated installation, especially with the floating floor technique, clicks, mat, and hovers.
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Davis Hardwood & Carpet is a family-owned business with over 30 years in operation. We'll show you the beauty and value of luxury vinyl flooring.
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