The AC (Abrasion Criteria) rating is a one to six rating system monitored by third-party companies. Each product goes through a series of tests; it is so comprehensive that even one examines the impact of furniture legs on the laminate flooring. Just the failure of one test can push the product into a lower category.
The ratings are as follows: AC1 means the product can only be used on walls. AC2 is for low-traffic rooms, such as bedrooms. AC3 is most commonly chosen for residential floors because it can handle most levels of busyness. AC4 is for very heavily foot trafficked floors and light commercial use, such as smaller retail spaces. Finally, AC5 and AC6 are for heavy commercial use, such as shopping malls.
Laminate is easy to care for with regular sweeping and periodic mopping. Use a manufacturer-approved cleaner that avoids waxy, shine-promoting substances. It is also best to install it as a floating floor, where the pieces click together, mat, and then hover without nails or glue.
For decades, laminate has been considered a great, affordable alternative to wood flooring.
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