MM vs. MIL: Decoding the Puzzle of Flooring Thickness

When shopping for new flooring, one of the most essential aspects to consider is its thickness. However, you may encounter terms like 'mm' and 'mil' that could leave you scratching your head. At Prime Source, we believe in simplifying your flooring shopping experience. So, let's decode this puzzle of flooring thickness.

Firstly, it's essential to understand that 'mm' and 'mil' are not interchangeable. 'Mm' refers to millimeters, a unit in the metric system. 1 mm is about the thickness of 1 dime. It is commonly used to measure the overall thickness of flooring, including all its layers.

On the other hand, 'mil' is a measurement unit used in the flooring industry, predominantly in North America, to measure the thickness of the wear layer - the topmost layer of the flooring that faces all the wear and tear. This is not to be confused with millimeters, as 1 mil is equivalent to 0.0254 mm.

Knowing the difference is crucial as the overall thickness (mm) will impact the comfort and acoustic properties of your floor, while the wear layer thickness (mil) directly influences durability and longevity.

Choosing SPC flooring from gives you an advantage. Our range of SPC flooring offers an optimal balance of overall thickness and substantial wear layer thickness, ensuring you get a durable, comfortable, and long-lasting flooring solution.

Visit to find the perfect SPC flooring that fits your needs and lifestyle, and never be confused about flooring thickness again!

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