AC stands for Abrasion Criteria. This is a number system ranging from one to five and, as the numbers increase, so does the durability. For example, AC-1 means it’s appropriate for low traffic floors, while AC-5 is typically used only for busy, heavily trafficked floors. Most recommend an AC-3 rating for any residential installation. There is an AC-6, but it's usually used for commercial installations.
Cores are also important because, while they aren’t related to durability, they do address the product's ability to handle moisture. HDF (high-density fiberboard) is the best because it is thicker and has an increased ability to handle water. Other core options are MDF (medium density fiberboard) and particleboard.
The installation is the floating floor technique where pieces click together, form a mat, and then hover over the subfloor. No nails or adhesives are needed. Subfloors only need to be clean, dry, and level. Our installers will make sure imperfections don’t telegraph to the surface floor! Find out more at the Decorama Flooring Bowmanville, Ontario showroom
, which services the Greater Toronto area including the Durham Region, Bowmanville, ON, Toronto, ON, Peterborough, ON, and Clarington, ON, We’ll also all your laminate flooring question and offer you free in-home estimate.