A laminate floor’s durability is measured by the Association of European Producers of laminate Flooring’s (EPLF) AC1 through AC5 wear rating system. Products are designated a rating after being tested for their resistance to abrasion, impact, staining and cigarette burns. Each increase in AC rating represents a 60 percent heavier wearlayer.
AC1: Light residential traffic/suitable for bedrooms.
AC2: General residential traffic/suitable for living rooms and dining rooms.