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Is Laminate Flooring Wear Resistant?

Is Laminate Flooring Wear Resistant?

We are often asked if laminate flooring is wear resistant. Yes, laminate flooring is wear resistant due to the aluminum oxide coating that is applied to the floor during production to extend the lifetime of the floor. Laminate flooring is given an AC rating, which tells the consumer the durability of the floor. What is an AC Rating? An AC Rating was ... Read More »

Can laminate flooring be used in commercial settings?

Can laminate flooring be used in commercial settings?

A common question regarding laminate flooring is Can laminate flooring be used in commercial settings? Laminate flooring can most definitely be used in commercial settings. As commercial flooring, laminate flooring is highly favorable because it requires minimal maintenance and can be made to withstand the heavy traffic that is associated with commercial places. Some of the most popular uses of ... Read More »

Does laminate flooring thickness determine the durability of the laminate?

Does laminate flooring thickness determine the durability of the laminate?

Laminate flooring thickness and laminate flooring durability are two different aspects of the floor. In short, no laminate thickness does not determine the durability of the laminate. You may be scratching your head at this point, so please, let us explain: Thickness Thicker flooring is sturdier and more structurally sound, which can be instinctively associated with durability. If you are ... Read More »

What is the laminate flooring wear layer?

What is the laminate flooring wear layer?

There is no such thing as a laminate flooring wear layer. The durability of laminate flooring is measured with the AC rating, which is an abrasion rating system. The wear layer is what is used to measure the durability of vinyl plank flooring. The higher the AC rating, the more durable the flooring will be. AC1 /21-Moderate Residential– suitable only ... Read More »