What is a wear layer?

What is a wear layer?

You learn many new words and phrases as you shop for a new floor covering like luxury vinyl tile or plank, and today, we’re going to tell you more about the wear layer. You’ve probably heard a lot about it, and we want to make sure that you understand what it is, so read along with us here.

A wear layer is essential in luxury vinyl plank and tile

If you choose luxury vinyl plank or tile for your home, you should know that each product comes with a wear layer. This layer offers protection against wear such as scratches, scuffs, and stains, but what is it?

Simply stated, a wear layer is made of urethane and added just above the image layer, yet just below the final finish on top. Only luxury vinyl materials have this wear layer, and you'll find it available in various thicknesses.

Measured in mil, you will find residential measurements between 12-mil and 20-mil, with commercial luxury vinyl offering thicknesses of 28-mil or more. When you’re ready to find out even more about the wear layer available for your flooring, we invite you to visit our showroom to speak with a flooring professional at your convenience.

Find out more about luxury vinyl plank and tile in our showroom

When you visit Prattville Carpet, you’ll find an extensive selection of materials you can take advantage of for your household. But we also want you to understand your flooring better as well, so we’ll tell you everything you need to know while you’re here.

We serve Montgomery, Millbrook, Wetumpka, and Pike Road, all from our Prattville, AL showroom. Be sure to visit us today for more LVT and LVP flooring options and all the peace of mind that comes with them.