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Types of Laminate Flooring
Laminate flooring has become a popular choice for many homeowners due to its ability to closely emulate today’s most popular hard surfaces. Besides the great textures and designs, laminate flooring offers improved durability, easier maintenance and affordability compared to other types of hard surface floors.
Laminate flooring is typically available in 7-millimeter, 8-millimeter, 10-millimeter and 12-millimeter thicknesses. Some retailers will market the thickness of the product including the core and attached pad. When you compare laminate, take this into account. All laminates provide a similar level of dent resistance; however, thicker laminate is better suited to prevent bend caused by unlevel spots in your subfloor. Thicker laminate can also help reduce sound.
Warranties range from 10 years to lifetime. Though these warranties are typically residential, some laminate flooring offers a commercial warranty.
This rating is a 1 to 5 representation of laminate’s resistance to wear. The higher the AC rating, the higher the durability:
AC 1: Designed for home use with little foot traffic, like bedrooms
AC 2: Designed for home use with medium foot traffic
AC 3: Designed for home use in all foot traffic areas, including high foot traffic areas, like the foyer or kitchen
AC 4: Designed for home use in all traffic areas and can meet some commercial standards if warranted
AC 5: This is the most durable laminate available and can withstand heavy commercial traffic, like in a department store. Though AC 5 laminate offers maximum durability, the amount of aluminum oxide necessary to achieve the performance standards leaves the laminate décor looking cloudy.
Some products already have an acoustical pad attached to make installation easier. See Underlayment below for more information.
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Laminate flooring is available in many types of textures to simulate the look of real hardwood flooring.
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Here is a Sample of some of the Floor Types we offer (Click To Enlarge Photos)