Should luxury vinyl flooring be waxed?

Should luxury vinyl flooring be waxed?

Since luxury vinyl is designed to be an easy-care flooring material, waxing is a no-no. Look at the luxury vinyl plank and tile flooring styles offered by Warehouse Carpet & Flooring Outlets, and you can see that the surface layer is quite durable. We have a showroom in these three New York communities: Horseheads, Ithaca, and Johnson City.

Wear layer

The transparent wear layer on the luxury vinyl flooring surface protects the image layer below it. Colorful designs and a ceramic or concrete look are available, but wood look and stone look styles are most popular.

In addition, some luxury vinyl tile manufacturers put a protective coating on top of the wear layer to increase resistance to stains, scratches, and scuffs.


Typically, the wear layer is found in thicknesses like 6-mil, 12-mil, and 20-mil. Choose a high-quality luxury vinyl brand with a 20-mil wear layer, and you can expect your new vinyl floor to last 25 years or more. Investing in the best planks or tiles is wise because once the wear layer is worn, the image layer becomes damaged, and the floor is ready to be replaced.


There's another reason that it's a good idea to invest in superior LVP and LVT brands. The multiple-layer planks and tiles have a waterproof core that tolerates standing water, and the well-made flooring also includes a backing layer to protect the core from abrasion. Finally, if you have a pet, look for brands that will not become damaged by occasional pet accidents.

Your one-stop shop for all things flooring

Locally-owned Warehouse Carpet & Flooring Outlets installs no-wax luxury vinyl plank and tile flooring in homes and businesses in Elmira, Vestal, Endicott, Cortland, Endwell, Owego, Binghamton, and nearby New York locales.

Other services include free in-home measurement and design consultation. Visit one of our three conveniently located showrooms today or give us a call to learn more about our shop-at-home service for your luxury vinyl flooring upgrade.