What you should know about luxury vinyl flooring "wear layers"

What you should know about luxury vinyl flooring "wear layers"

As you shop for luxury vinyl tile and plank, you'll hear a lot about wear-layers. But what are they, and what should you know about them?

These are essential questions; the more answers you have, your shopping will improve. So here are some facts about wear layers that will help you get started.

Wear layer placement matters

A wear layer fits between the image layer and the protective top layer. Its primary goal is to protect the image layer and is available in various thicknesses.

It also helps protect luxury vinyl plank flooring from some forms of wear, like denting and abrasions. But it's not solely responsible for guarding against wear.

What wear layer options do you have?

Since these layers offer different thicknesses, you can choose the perfect option. The thicker the layer, the more durable the floors, even in busy areas.

Once you see the floor's image fade, you'll know the protective top layer has worn away. But unfortunately, the wear layer has also worn away, so the fading visual signals the end of the floor's life.

How long do these floors last?

With professional installation, LVP flooring gives you about 20 years or more from these floors. You can add protection with a few runners, mats, or area rugs in high-traffic spaces.

Choose our showroom for your flooring

At Westbrook Floor Covering, we'll make sure you find the perfect flooring materials. Our associates are standing by to ensure your best results for any size remodel.

Besides outstanding floors, we also offer advice and information. And you can find your LVT flooring when you visit us at your convenience.

You'll find your dream luxury vinyl flooring when you visit our showroom in Westbrook, CT. We are proud to serve residents from:

  • Essex
  • Madison
  • Old Saybrook
  • and Old Lyme