When you shop for flooring, durability will be a significant consideration. Both luxury vinyl plank and tile, two forms of luxury vinyl, are two of the most robust products.

Wear layers are crucial to durability. Here’s why they are so important.

Wear layers are transparent, tough, melamine coatings that sit between the design layer and the finish. They protect the floor from scratches, scuffs, and dents; they preserve the print design from daily wear-and-tear–or more severe damage.

Wear layers also help this 100% waterproof product from spills. It keeps them from absorbing, soaking, and staining.

From a design point of view


Textured looks and finishes give the luxury vinyl tile and vinyl plank realism. However, the wear layer is where embossing takes place, creating designs.

Available are brushed, hand-scraped, and distressed looks. Embossed-in-Register (EIR) is another one where little indentations are made that match the image's exact image.

Wear layer thickness?


First, please know that wear layers are measured separately–in mils. LVF thickness is measured in mm.

The most robust wear layer for residential use measures 20 mils. However, if your family is small and quiet, with a subfloor in good condition, you might get away with a 12 mils one.

Other advantages include:


1. High style, low prices. LVP and luxury tile offer images of wood, stone, and tile is taken with 3D photography. There is depth, dimension and textures, and finishes.

2. Easy care with only a sweeping or mopping required.

3. Uncomplicated installation, especially when it’s installed as a floating floor.

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At Americarpets of Riverdale, we're a third-generation family-owned business with more than 30 years of experience. That's a lot of knowledge we can impart to you when you shop for LVT luxury vinyl flooring.

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