The durability of laminate flooring is judged by its abrasion coefficient rating. An independent company tests each product and then assigns the AC rating, which varies from 1 to 6.
A variety of tests subject the flooring to typical types of everyday wear. The flooring is exposed to heat, moisture, scratches, stains, and impacts. Wheels are run along its surface. The flooring must pass all tests. AC3 laminate is appropriate for every room in the home. AC1 flooring is ideal for bedrooms or closets while AC2 flooring works well in dining and living rooms.
Usually, laminate planks and tiles fit together to form a floor that floats above the subfloor. Since no attachment to the subfloor is necessary, laminate is easily installed over concrete, existing hard surface flooring, and radiant heat systems. Underlayment, or padding, is sometimes attached to laminate planks or tiles. If not, a separate layer is placed on top of the subfloor. Underlayment makes the floor more comfortable to walk on. In addition to cushioning, underlayment offers sound and thermal insulation as well as footstep impact absorption.
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