When you shop for luxury vinyl flooring, you'll hear a lot about "wear layers." There's plenty of information, and it can sometimes get confusing.

That's why diving into the topic before getting to the showroom is essential. For example, learning about "wear layers" can help you choose the perfect materials.

What is a wear layer?


The wear layer is an extra layer between the image and the protective topcoat. It's in place to ensure that there's still a shield for the visual when the protective layer is breached.

This waterproof flooring helps guard against dents, dings, and scratches for a longer lifespan. And you'll see the floors look better for most of their lifespan.

Wear layer measurements are important


You'll hear the term "mil" used to measure this layer. But it doesn't stand or millimeter, which is one-thousandth of a meter.

Instead, it measures one-thousandth of an inch. And the thicker the wear layer, the more durable the flooring will be.

There are different mil ratings for specific uses. Consider these measurements as you search for your luxury vinyl flooring:


  • 12+ mil - used in average residential settings
  • 20+ mil - used in high-traffic residential settings
  • 28+ mil - used in commercial spaces

Choose our showroom for your luxury vinyl flooring needs


Easton Flooring is a great place to find the perfect flooring for any need. And we'll make sure you understand everything about the choices you have to make.

Our associates work alongside you and ensure your complete flooring satisfaction. And we have answers to all your questions as well.

When ready for the best luxury vinyl flooring in Willow Grove, PA, visit our showroom. We cater to those in Willow Grove, Roslyn, Horsham, Glenside, and Abington, PA, so stop by any time.