Durability is a top priority for many homeowners. Durability not only ensures that you get the best value for your dollar; it also means that your floors will stay looking great for years to come. Luxury Vinyl is known for its high durability thanks to its superior wear layer. The wear layer keeps the original appearance of the floor and provides easy maintenance. The importance of selecting flooring with the proper wear layer depends on your homes needs - do you have pets? kids? heavy foot traffic?