You'll often hear the words "wear layer" when shopping for luxury vinyl plank or tile, the two forms of luxury vinyl. That's because they are crucial to the durability of this product.

Ultra strong melamine coating


Both plank and tile are layered and five times thicker than the original product. Wear layers sit between the printed design layer and the top clear coating.

They protect the floor from damage even in the busiest rooms. This includes scratches, scuffs, dents, or anything that can permeate the top coating.

A compromised wear layer will result in floors that look worn or faded.

Which thickness for you?


With a robust, 20-mil wear layer, your luxury vinyl tile or plank will enjoy a lifespan of 20 years or more.

While they come in a range of thicknesses, the more dense results in a longer lifespan, buy the best your wallet will allow.

The place for creating textured looks


Wood looks are trending right now, making textures more critical than ever. Embossing adds depth and dimension.

It also creates textured looks through machinery. You can get brushed, hand scraped, distressed, and embossed-in-register.

A thicker surface allows for more design options, such as creating the popular herringbone or chevron patterns. This is important to either form, LVP, or LVT.

It even helps with the waterproofing


Both are completely waterproof and can be submerged without damage. They're also spill-proof; the wear layer keeps liquid from absorbing.

Flooring expertise in Calgary


Whether you're a homeowner or a business, Inspiration Flooring & Design Centre will install a beautiful floor. After all, we've been doing it for years.

Luxury vinyl flooring is one of the most innovative yet, affordable products. Visit our showroom so we can show you the possibilities. We're in Calgary, AB, serving Chestermere, Airdrie, Okotoks, and Langdon.