Laminate flooring comes in various levels of durability to suit different uses.
Everything from moderate residential use to heavy commercial for high foot traffic in a retail environment.
The “AC Rating” is a scale of durability from 1-5. A 5 represents the most durable LVT suitable for commercial purposes, while a 1 is suitable only for moderate residential use.
AC Rating Scale for LVT Explained:
AC1 moderate residential: Suitable for light foot traffic such as bedrooms or closets.
AC2 general residential: Moderate foot traffic such as living and dining rooms.
AC3 heavy residential: High foot traffic residential areas, as well as light foot traffic offices.
AC4 general commercial: Full residential use as well as various commercial environments.
AC5 heavy commercial: Heavy commercial foot traffic.