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LVP Wear Layers and Thickness! Great Video

Welcome to The Hardwood Guys, your go-to flooring contractor based in Clermont, Florida, servicing all cities within 25 miles. Are you curious about what makes LVP flooring so strong? The wear layer and overall thickness are the winning combination. Let's dive into the wear layer, the star performer of resilient flooring.


When it comes to measuring LVP, wear layer thickness is measured in mils and overall thickness is measured in millimeters (mm). A thicker wear layer provides better durability and resistance to scratches and scuffs, while a thicker overall thickness may offer better sound insulation properties.


Wear layers are typically 6-22 mils thick and their thickness is crucial in determining the durability of the flooring. Opt for a middle or higher wear layer if the flooring will be in a high-traffic area of your home.


While the wear layer determines durability, overall thickness is also important to consider. Low to mid-range lines fall within the 5mm to 6.5mm range, while high-end luxury vinyl planks are 8mm thick. Thicker products may offer benefits such as a more realistic photo layer, thicker wear layers, and better attached cushioning, as well as a more comfortable feel when walking.


Two major types of plank composition prevail in the market: WPC and SPC. WPC planks comprise a wood component and are fully waterproof, while SPC planks are denser and consist of stone fillers, making them more resistant to dents.


Finally, there's a new technology that combines the best of LVT and laminate features, with a vinyl surface and inflexible core that can be installed using a click system. This hybrid type is both waterproof and rigid, offering the best of both worlds.


Trust The Hardwood Guys for all your flooring needs. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.




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