Which Laminate Flooring Is Good With Pets?

Your animal is part of your family too, so you want a laminate flooring that will work with the life of your family. Many customers are worried that the nails of their animals will scratched and damage the top layer of the floor.

The determination of the durability is associated with the wear layer. The wear layer is given an AC rating. AC rating is the common term for indicating the durability level of laminate flooring, abbreviated for Abrasion Rating System. These ratings are a simplified code of a laminate’s resistance to stress and the difference in durability among laminate products.

A series of tests are carried out to ensure each line of laminate for resistance to burns, scratches, stains and impact.

Examination of the effects of furniture and thickness swelling along flooring edges. The laminate will receive a rating as long as it passes all these tests.

Determination of which laminate will work for your pet also correlates with the traffic you experience in your home. While animal crawls can be a source for scratches, there are other sources. The rule of thumb is, the higher the AC rating equals the more durability. The more durability that the wear layer contains, the more traffic and wear it can handle.

AC3 /31 Moderate Commercial – ideal for all residential applications plus light commercial such as hotel rooms or small offices.

AC4 /32 General Commercial- use for all residential plus general commercial applications such as offices, boutiques and cafes.

AC5 /33 Heavy Commercial – great for all residential applications plus heavy commercial applications such as public buildings, department stores etc.