You may be under the impression that the wear layer is the top layer in luxury vinyl flooring. But it's the layer right above the image.

There is another layer that goes on top of the wear layer. And the more you know about each one, the better results will be.

What is a wear layer?


The wear layer fits between the image layer and the top protective finish. This layer provides a wealth of benefits that cater to your home's needs.

You'll see fewer scratches, scuffs, stains, and dents, for excellent visuals longer. Unfortunately, this extra protection layer is unavailable on all vinyl floors.

The LVP and LVT flooring wear layer is the last line of defense for your image layer, which creates the floor's look. You'll know replacement is necessary if you see the image wearing away.

Measurements and care matter for your luxury vinyl flooring choice


A thickness of 12mil or more can be enough for standard residential areas. 20-mil or more is best for high-traffic homes, and 28-mil options are best for commercial spaces.

No matter which thickness you choose, regular sweeping and mopping are essential. This removes dirt, debris, and allergens for a fantastic surface.

Let an associate know if you have special cleaning requirements for your luxury vinyl flooring. Then, we can recommend the best cleaners and tools for the most extended lifespan.

We offer the luxury vinyl flooring you need and want


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is a shop-at-home flooring store that caters to you in the comfort of your home. We bring the store to your door for results you're sure to appreciate.

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  • Pasadena
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  • And more!