Luxury vinyl flooring in Houston, TX from Carpet Giant

How critical is the wear layer for luxury vinyl flooring?

The wear layer is a significant factor when selecting your luxury vinyl flooring. The wear layer is what helps them hold up. Read today's post to learn more.

Think of it as a floor bodyguard

The wear layer is a clear, tough coating on top of the luxury vinyl flooring design layer. On top of that is the clear urethane finish that adds extra strength and shine.

The wear layer guards the floor against scratches, scuffs, and dents. It also keeps spills from absorbing.

The thicker, the better

It would help if you balanced this with your needs and project goals. A 20-mils wear layer is the most robust and recommended for large, active families.

Wear layers are measured in mils. Vinyl flooring thickness is measured in mm.

The vinyl should be at least 8-mm with a separate wear layer measurement. Come into our showroom when shopping for luxury vinyl flooring in Houston to discuss your needs.

Thickness needs can vary, also depending on room use. Also, remember that the subfloor needs to be in good condition.
Subfloor imperfections can telegraph to the surface floor. That, in turn, affects appearance, performance, and longevity.

It also has something to do with design

Wear layers are where the embossing takes place. Embossing is what adds textures like brushed, hand-scraped, distressed, and embossed-in-register to the floor.

Texture adds realism and puts the finishing touch on your floor. The wear layer also adds an overall sheen to the luxury vinyl flooring.

Now let’s get you into Carpet Giant

When you stop by our store, you’ll see how beautiful luxury vinyl flooring is. We carry top brands like Armstrong, Congoleum, Daltile, Revolution Mills, Mannington, and more.

Visit our showroom in Houston, TX, today. We began in 1976. For the last 46 years, our family-owned business has been in the exact location, serving communities in Houston, Sugar Land, Katy, The Woodlands, and Clear Lake, TX.