The ceramic bead wear layer Topshell is a new type of protective wear layer foil for PVC flooring, providing superior wear resistance without increasing the thickness of the wear layer. Areas such as offices, cafés, restaurants and public hallways are often exposed to large number of visitors. This means high stress and wear on the flooring, and in all probability a change of floor much earlier than necessary. Topshell also enables the use of thinner wear layers with maintained, or increased wear properties. The result is material savings, reduced carbon footprint, improved clarity and easier balancing.