May 8, 2019
Luxury vinyl is made up of mutiple layers, which include a high-definition,print that is backed up with PVC (waterproof material), and sealed under a protective clear layer.
The PVC material is what makes vinyl flooring a 100% waterproof. The structure and texture of vinyl flooring makes it the best slip-resistant flooring.
The scratch resistance and durability is determined by the thickness of the top clear coat, also referred to as the wear layer.
0.07mm or o.1mm wear layer indicates a residential quality.
0.5mm,0.3mm,0.2mm wear layer is commercial quality. You can pick between the two options based on your personal needs and how much traffic you’re anticipating on your new vinyl floors.
The common thickness of vinyl flooring ranges between 2.0mm to 5.0mm. The thickness doesn’t determine the durability of the planks, unlike some believe, but it is an important factor to consider when choosing your floor. Thickness in luxury vinyl generally determines how stable and comfortable the floor feels after installation.