Is luxury vinyl flooring scratch-resistant?

Is luxury vinyl flooring scratch-resistant?

Luxury vinyl is a tough flooring material that is great for all homeowners, including pet owners, parents, and frequent entertainers. It's attractive, durable, and versatile, and with so many styles available, there is sure to be a perfect one for every room decor. The flooring is easy to maintain since it requires only routine cleaning and periodic deep cleaning. You can find a large selection of luxury vinyl plank and luxury vinyl tile at Paradise Floors and More in Sarasota, Florida.

Wear layer

When comparing LVP and LVT products, judge both the durability and scratch resistance by examining the wear layer. This transparent surface layer covers the wood, ceramic, or stone image layer. The best planks and tiles have a thick wear layer, and thus, the realistic image is well protected from scratches and stains. A 20-mil thickness works well in high-traffic areas. Keep in mind that once the wear layer is worn down, the image becomes damaged; ensure the correct thickness for your application.

Core layer

If you are investing in top-quality flooring that is highly scratch resistant, you may want to consider the flooring's water tolerance, too. LVP and LVT with a wood-plastic composite (WPC) or a stone plastic composite (SPC) core are waterproof. The flooring does not warp or peel when exposed to standing water. What's more, some brands are backed by a warranty that covers pet accidents. Luxury vinyl with either type of core is durable, but SPC flooring is almost indestructible, and therefore, more costly.

Paradise Floors and More brings flooring products and services to Sarasota and nearby communities, including Bradenton and Venice. Our in-house design consultants are creative, and our installers are experienced. Estimates for your luxury vinyl flooring upgrade are always free. Please browse through our online catalog, and then call or email us or stop by our showroom in Sarasota.