AC4 Rating: Designed for light commercial use like small shops.
|Residential, Moderate Traffic: Suitable for bedrooms or guest rooms
|Residential, General Traffic: Suitable for living rooms or dining rooms
|Residential, Heavy Traffic: Suitable for all areas
|Commercial, Moderate Traffic: Hotel rooms, small office
|Commercial, General Traffic: Office, boutique, café
AC4 rated laminate and vinyl is the first level designated for commercial use. Stores with public traffic or busy offices can use AC4 grade laminate
– vinyl flooring products to hold up to daily shoppers.
Can AC4 and AC5 laminate – vinyl flooring is appropriate for homes?
AC5 grade is not recommended in homes. First reason is the price. You do not need pay more for less use. AC5 is not necessary for home usage. No need to overpay. AC5 is durable, it is correct but more expensive. The second reason is its rough texture. AC5 is often high-pressure laminate that has a rough texture. It may puts holes in socks and can be uncomfortable for bare feet, if you do not wear something inside you house consistently. (In soter people have shoes on, so there may be no damage).
AC4 is between AC3 and AC5. AC3 is durable enough for 95% of homes. If you can find a good price for AC4, you can consider in your house.