Flooring: Everything You Need To Know About Laminate
Laminate flooring is an economical, easy to install flooring that makes it an ideal choice for almost any space.
Advantages and Disadvantages of Laminate Flooring
- Works for almost all spaces
- Easy to install
- Wide variety of styles and types (wood imitation, tiling, concrete, etc.)
- Scratch resistant
- Thin material
- The less expensive laminate flooring can be made of lesser quality material
- Sensitive to humidity
What You Need To Know When Choosing Laminate Flooring
1. Flooring thickness
If the subfloor is uneven, choose thicker boards that will reduce ground imperfections.
2. AC rating
Laminate flooring undergoes wear and tear tests to determine its durability grade. The higher the AC rating, the more resistant the flooring. The AC3, AC4 and AC5 ratings indicate that the flooring is quite durable.
3. The type of click
It is important to consider how the laminate floor clicks together when choosing a floor. There are many options but Dropclic floors (as well as similar clicking systems) are the easiest to install and repair. They minimize damage and breakage when removing the flooring.