KNOW THIS ABOUT VINYL FLOORING.

The wear layer is absolutely critical to the performance of your vinyl floor.

The thickness of the wear layer varies with each vinyl product collection, or series, and is generally measured in mils.

The thickness of a mil is about the same as a page in your telephone book.

So a 10-mil wear layer would be comparable in thickness to about 10 pages of your telephone book.

Generally, the more expensive vinyl floors have thicker wear layers.

Your expectations for how long your vinyl floor will look new and attractive are based on the wear layer performance.

To help you understand wear layer capabilities we need to define what the performance characteristics are that you are looking for in a vinyl floor.

THESE PERFORMANCE CHARACTERISTICS CAN BE DIVIDED INTO SEVERAL AREAS:

  • Easy to clean
  • Stays looking like new
  • Resists staining from normal household products
  • Doesn’t show scratches easily
  • Easy to clean up spills

The easy-to-clean characteristic relates to how tough it is to remove soiling and other marks from the floor’s surface.

When a floor begins to look old and drab it is usually caused by hundreds of fine hairline scratches in the wear layer.

These fine scratches come from dirt, grit, and sand laying on the wear layer’s surface.

However, there’s good news. The new generation of vinyl floors has all the ingredients to resist showing wear and staining.

Plus all the beauty, style, and value to certainly put vinyl in the running as a potential flooring for your home and home life.

THIS CONCLUDES OUR SECTION ON HOW VINYL IS MADE.

If you’re looking for flooring that offers many distinctive choices, built-in beauty, and easy care, plus hard-to-beat value, this product should be on your shopping list.