How to Buy Laminate Flooring

how to buy laminate flooring


How to Buy Laminate Flooring

Whether you’re on a budget or simply looking for a high-performance floor that’s easy to install, laminate flooring may be the solution for you. Laminate floors offer the look of hardwood or stone but cost much less. They are low-maintenance and resistant to scuffs, scratches and harmful UV rays – perfect for active families and high-traffic areas. Laminates can also reduce allergens by eliminating the need for glues and grouts required by other floors. Plus, they can be recycled and re-used many times over.
There are a wide variety of beautiful options available. To make sure you choose the right one, we have a few simple tips for buying a laminate floor.

How to Buy Laminate Flooring

Make sure your laminate flooring meets the everyday demands of your space. Check its abrasion resistance rating (or AC rating), which indicates the amount of foot traffic it was designed to withstand.

  • AC1 – residential areas with light traffic (bedrooms)
  • AC2 – heavier residential traffic (living rooms, dining rooms)
  • AC3 – any level of residential traffic and light-traffic professional settings
  • AC4 – moderate commercial traffic (offices, small shops)
  • AC5 – high-traffic commercial areas (department stores, public buildings)


Find the Right Underlayment

Laminate flooring is available in planks or tiles, featuring your choice of authentic-looking wood grains or realistic, natural stone styles. Narrow, wood-look laminate planks can make a small room appear larger. Lighter colors of laminate flooring can enhance illumination and brighten even the darkest rooms.

Buy From the Best

Flooring America offers an unmatched selection of laminate available at the lowest prices in the market. Our team of experts will help you with the entire buying process, from purchase through installation, and our industry-leading warranties will give you total confidence in your new laminate floor.


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