What is an "AC Rating"?

AC stands for “Abrasion Class” and the AC rating you can see on product descriptions is an internationally accepted system of classification of laminate flooring durability. A laminate undergoes many different testing methods, in line with the European Standard EN 13329:2016, to assess its long-term wear resistance.

Some of these testing methods involve using the taber abrasion machine, an abrasive wheel, and a leather wheel. A specific grade of sandpaper is also used, wearing away at the laminate’s surface layer until a certain point of wear is reached.

The AC rating is then a reliable and unbiased indicator of laminate flooring durability, because these tests are performed by a third party and they cover all the different ways a laminate can wear.

What is an AC Rating

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