Engineered wood and laminate flooring at Internet prices, service and quality guaranteed. Many of these manufacturing processes are proprietary and some … Typically, the more layers, the better. For commercial installations you must use a product with at least a 0.5mm (20 mil) wear layer. Hello friends, this is my first post. Urethane with an additive will always outperform straight urethane. The higher the AC rating, the more durable the flooring will be. Page 1 of 2 1 2 Next > Gretta Member. Straight Urethane vs. Urethane with an additive such as aluminum oxide, ceramic bead, quartzite etc. 0.7mm wear layer 3mm thickness; Karndean's floors come in a number of thicknesses and wear layers which determine their suitability for application. Standards of producing overlay film wear layer in thickness 0.15mm overlay film, 0.2mm overlay film, 0.3mm overlay film, 0.5mm overlay film, and 0.7mm overlay film, 0.3mm wear layer and 0.5mm wear layer is regular applied on flooring. There are other things besides thickness that go into making a wear layer perform: 1). Luxury vinyl tiles are made up of several distinct layers: the polyurethane coating (1); the wearlayer (2); the print film layer (3); the vinyl core (4); and the tile backing (5). How that wearlayer is applied and bonded to the surface of the vinyl. The thicker the wear layer the more durable the product. For commercial installations you must use a product with at least a 0.5mm (20 mil) wear layer. AC1 /21-Moderate Residential– suitable only for moderate residential use such as a bedroom or a closet; AC2/22 General Residential– suitable for “normal residential” applications such as living rooms and dining rooms. Wear layer thickness vs. AC rating Discussion in 'Vinyl Flooring Q&A' started by Gretta, Dec 27, 2017. This is how the thickness of a wear layer becomes important in selecting an engineered floor. The wearlayer (2) is a clear layer that covers the print layer, protecting it from scuffs and scratches, and any other routine wear and tear. The thicker the wear layer the more durable the product. 2). I am looking at 2 products - Modin and Armstrong Pryzm. .7mm wear layer, 3mm thickness; Designflooring's floors come in a number of thicknesses and wear layers which determine their suitability for application. Below, see how the three common classes of engineered boards stack up. To judge quality, check the thickness of the "wear layer," or top skin of wood; the number of veneers in the core; and the number of finish coats—all of which affect price and warranty. The wear layer is what is used to measure the durability of vinyl plank flooring. An engineered floor with a very thin wear layer, for example a 1mm thickness, cannot be sanded and refinished at all over the lifetime of the floor which can lessen the floors lifespan quite a bit compared to styles that have thicker wear layers. I have browsed the fourm and found lots of useful info and moved from a lurker to a participant.