WHAT IS LAMINATE RATING?
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. AC3: Heavy residential traffic/suitable for all areas of the home; moderate commercial traffic/suitable for hotel rooms and small offices. AC4: General commercial traffic/ suitable for offices, boutiques and cafés. AC5: Heavy commercial traffic/suitable for public buildings and department stores.