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How thick is laminate flooring?

How thick is laminate flooring? Laminate flooring is available in a number of thicknesses. Millimeters are the primary unit for measuring the thickness of laminate flooring, and laminate floors can range from 6mm to 12mm.

Laminate flooring thickness
Laminate flooring is available in a number of thicknesses

Conversion from MM to IN

  • 6mm = 1/4in
  • 7mm = 9/32in
  • 8mm = 5/16in
  • 10mm = 7/16in
  • 12mm = 1/2in

Which Thickness is Better?

There are no general rules when selecting the right laminate flooring thickness. Thicker floors are sturdier and more resistant to high impact traffic. Thicker laminate floors can be installed over more types of subfloors due to the strength that is added during the production process. A thicker laminate floor is recommended for high commercial wear areas, as well as busy office spaces.

Thin floors are also sturdy, and much more affordable. When installed properly with the right underlayment, especially over sturdy subfloors such as cement, the performance of thinner floors is equivalent to thicker ones.

It is important to remember however, that the thickness of a floor does not specify durability. The durability of a floor is accessible through the AC rating which is associated with the aluminum oxide wear layer on top of the laminate planks.

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