What is wear layer and why is it important?
Wear layer refers to the wood surface above the tongue and groove that can be re-sanded. In the context of engineered wood floors, it refers to the piece of real wood. Woodwright Hardwood Floor Company is dedicated to only providing products with thicker wear layer resulting in long-term value, and life cycle, versus some of the other products in the marketplace today. Please see the illustration below that shows the wear layer of a 3/4″ solid wood floor next to a 3/4″ engineered wood floor. In this illustration, the wood shown above the blue line is the wear layer, in this case, a 6mm wear layer.