Look for the AC rating, assigned by an independent entity, to judge a laminate product's durability. The flooring must undergo rigorous testing to determine this abrasion coefficient rating. Planks and tiles are tested for resistance to burns, impact, and stains, as well as swelling under wet conditions. Residential flooring that has an AC3 rating is ideal for areas with heavy foot traffic. Flooring rated AC4or AC5 is appropriate for commercial applications.
Some laminate floors are glued to the subfloor. Most planks and tiles are designed to fit together at the edges, so the floor floats above the subfloor. Therefore, installing a laminate floor on a cement slab or existing hard surface flooring and a wood subfloor is possible. Underlayment is placed between the floor and subfloor, and a vapor barrier is included in moisture-prone spaces. Underlayment provides cushioning, and it reduces noise from footsteps.Carpet Source
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