Are wear layers necessary when choosing luxury vinyl flooring?

Are wear layers necessary when choosing luxury vinyl flooring?


You've likely heard about wear layers if you've researched luxury vinyl plank and tile. But are they essential when choosing your luxury vinyl?

The answer is yes, and the more you find out why the better decision you make about your flooring. Taking the time to research this option could save you time and money.

What is a wear layer?

The wear layer is transparent and lives right above your floor's image layer. It's covered by a protective layer on top and works to protect the image of your flooring.

No matter which LVP flooring you choose, this layer does a great job protecting the look. It also helps reduce scuffs and dings but is not responsible for complete protection.

Wear layers offer different thicknesses, from about 6-mils to 20 mils. The thicker the wear layer, the more durable they will be.

Construction and care requirements

A wear layer consists of urethane, which is colorless, so it doesn't affect the floor's looks. Some constructions feature other ingredients and components, so be sure to ask.

To care for these LVT floors best, sweep daily or as needed and follow with a damp mop with warm water. If a cleaner is necessary, choose one with a neutral pH level.

Visit us for your luxury vinyl flooring needs

At The Carpet Store, we offer outstanding luxury vinyl tile and plank materials and services. And our associates care as much about your flooring as you do.

And that's what you'll find at our showrooms in Tampa, St. Petersburg, and New Port Ritchey, FL, any time. So stop by to share your dreams and visions for your flooring, and we'll do the rest.

When you're ready for the perfect luxury vinyl flooring, stop by and speak with an associate. We cater to residents from:

  • Odessa
  • Pinellas Park
  • Tarpon Springs
  • Lutz
  • Seminole
  • and Trinity
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