Laminate flooring could be the perfect solution for you. It is a beautiful alternative to wood, stone, or tile floors, combining style, affordability, durability, low maintenance, and easy to installation. To get the best laminate flooring
for your installation, Flooring Atlanta offers the following information to simplify the process.
This flooring comes in different strengths, each appropriate for low, high or moderate foot traffic. Look for the AC (Abrasion Criteria) Rating, a one-to-five rating system divided between residential and commercial use. As the numbers increase, so does strength. For example, AC1 is suitable for installation on low traffic floors; AC3 and AC4 are best for moderate to heavy foot traffic in-home, respectively; AC5 (and you might even see AC6) is for heavy commercial use.
Laminate also comes in thicknesses of 7-mm to 12-mm. It should be noted that a more robust flooring material hides subfloor imperfections, eliminates noise like squeaks, and provides more design options since it's easier to carve on a thick item than a thin one. Especially if you're using a wood look, aim for 10-mm or 12-mm thickness for an authentic hard surface feeling.
It is also easy to care for, with just a daily sweeping and periodic mopping with a manufacturer-approved cleaner. Avoid wax, shine-promoting substances, as they can dull the floor. Installation is often a fast and easy floating floor where the pieces click together, mat, and then hover over the subfloor with no nails or glue. Subfloors need to be clean, dry, and level.