The AC or Abrasion Criteria Rating is a measure of the durability and impact resistance of the product. Generally, it goes from one to six, with the higher numbers being able to withstand heavier foot traffic and impact. For example, an AC Rating of one means it is fine for the residence of one person, or in a low traffic room such as the bedroom.
AC 2 is fine for a little heavier traffic, but in a moderately low-use room like the living or dining area. AC 3 is what you should have; it stands for heavier traffic in all rooms. Anything higher goes into commercial applications. Be sure to ask your laminate retailer about the AC Rating.
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