LVP flooring in Palm Harbor, FL from RCI Flooring

Wear layers and LVP flooring; what to know

The wear layer plays the most critical role in any form of luxury vinyl flooring. This is so whether you are selecting plank or the tile-sized pieces. Read today's post to learn more about the wear layer and LVP flooring.

About wear layers

A robust, clear, strong coating lies between the design layer and the top finish. It protects the floor from scratches, scuffs, and dents.

It even helps with waterproofing. It keeps spills at the top, just waiting to be wiped off.

Wear layers are measured separately from the luxury vinyl flooring surface. One good way to remember is that LVF is measured in mm, while the wear layer is measured in mils.

Our experts will discuss wear layers in detail when you are shopping for vinyl flooring in Palm Harbor, FL.

However, the short answer is that wear layers come in several thicknesses. For active, busy homes, a thickness of 20 mils is generally recommended; for commercial spaces, use one measuring 28 mils.

Wear layers and design

This is where the embossing takes place.

Textures give character and put the finishing touches on a surface. For wood (LVP), you can get wire-brushed, hand-scraped, distressed, and embossed-in-register (EIR).

EIR is an innovative embossing technique that creates little indentations that match the image exactly. As a result, it adds even more realism to an already true-to-life echo.

Embossing makes your LVP flooring (or LVT) special, unique, and realistic. Some flooring experts even have trouble telling it from genuine wood.

The area’s premier luxury vinyl flooring company

We love LVP Flooring. The customers at RCI Flooring also love it because it's an affordable way to add a lot of style to your home. It also provides a lot of value for the decorating dollars. Find out yourself by visiting our showroom in Palm Harbor, FL.

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