Product Components

There are a lot of intricate components when it comes to flooring. Underlayment, core construction, and AC Ratings are just some elements that are good to know to make an informed flooring decision. 

In this series of flooring guides, we go through all of the different details and components related to different flooring types and products.

Wear Layer

A wear layer in flooring refers to a protective surface that is applied to the top of a flooring material to enhance its durability and

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Subfloor

A subfloor is the layer of material that is installed directly over the structural floor joists and serves as the foundation for the flooring. It

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Plywood Subfloor

A subfloor is a layer of material installed directly over the structural floor joists in a building. It serves as the foundation and support for

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Hardwood Acclimation

When installing solid hardwood floors, to ensure the long-lasting beauty and structural integrity of your floors requires a crucial step: acclimation. Read on to learn

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Moisture Barrier

A moisture barrier, in relation to flooring, is a material or treatment used to prevent moisture or vapor from passing through the subfloor and affecting

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AC Rating

AC rating, or Abrasion Criteria rating, is a measure of a laminate floor’s durability and ability to withstand wear and tear. It is an industry-standard rating

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Underlayment

Underlayment refers to a layer of material that is installed between the subfloor and the flooring surface. It acts as a cushioning or protective layer

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Concrete Subfloor

A subfloor is a layer of material installed directly over the structural floor joists in a building. It serves as the foundation and support for

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