Info You Need Before Buying Laminate Flooring
Laminate floors are not all created equally. That’s why cases of laminate flooring all sport an “AC” (Abrasion Class) Rating. This code can help you make a decision on what flooring works best for various areas of your home.
An independent agency, the European Producers of Laminate Flooring (EPLF) conducts tests and assigns ratings to every line of laminate flooring to grade the flooring’s resistance to stresses like burns, scratches, stains and impact.They even look at factors like how the weight of furniture affects the product’s performance. Failing one aspect of the testing can cause a line to receive failing marks.
So what do those numbers mean? It’s not a secret…Here’s a general guideline:
AC 1: 21 (Residential, Moderate traffic: appropriate for bedrooms or guest rooms)
AC 2: 22 (Residential, General traffic: appropriate for living rooms and dining rooms)
AC 3: 23 (Residential, Heavy traffic: appropriate for all areas)
AC 3: 31 (Commercial, Moderate traffic: appropriate for hotel rooms and offices)
AC 4: 32 (Commercial, General traffic: works well for larger offices, restaurants, and smaller shops)
AC 5: 33 (Commercial, Heavy traffic: works well for public buildings and department stores)
Now that you know what the codes mean, you’ll find that SBC is the place to buy commercial grade laminate flooring. At SSBC we only stock commercial grades. In shopping for AC-5 we haven’t seen any stocked anywhere else in Winston Salem, but we have it!
Get the touch and look of real wood at very competitive prices. Come by and see the selection of high quality laminate floorings – and still stay within your budget.