Luxury vinyl flooring in Sarasota, FL from Paradise Floors and More

All about wear layers and luxury vinyl flooring

Chances are you hear a lot about the luxury vinyl flooring (LVF) wear layers. That's because they're crucial to the durability of this product.

And is it ever durable! It can stand up to the heaviest foot traffic and kids and pets.

What is a wear layer?

Luxury vinyl flooring is a layered product. Above the printed design sheet is a clear, strong melamine coating that protects the floor from scratches, scuffs, and dents. 

Think of it as the floor's bodyguard. With a wear layer, it's impossible to "walk-off" the design!

The wear layer appears on all forms of luxury vinyl flooring, whether it’s luxury vinyl tile or plank.

The wear layer and multiple responsibilities

Luxury vinyl flooring is entirely waterproof, whether submerged or spilled on. Sear layers help it even more by keeping spills at the top, waiting to be wiped off.

They also have a design function. The embossing, which adds depth, dimension, and realism, is done on the wear layer.

It also creates textured looks like brushed, hand scraped, distressed, or embossed-in-register. When you shop in our showroom, this is a consideration for luxury vinyl plank flooring in Sarasota, FL.

What should they measure?

Wear layers are measured in mils. It's important to remember that it's a separate measurement from the floor, measured in mm.

For active families with a lot of foot traffic, kids, and pets, a thickness of 20mils is recommended. However, once in a while, you might be able to get away with a less thick one if your home is small and quiet and the subfloor in good shape.

Luxury vinyl flooring paradise in Sarasota, FL

Our flooring store, Paradise Floor and More, combines technical knowledge, excellent customer service, and superior installations. The result is luxury vinyl flooring that looks like a high-end surface.

Visit us today, where you'll see brands like Cali Bamboo, Chesapeake, Beauflor, and more. We're in Sarasota, FL, serving Sarasota, Bradenton, and Venice.