Laminate Flooring Laminate flooring is a high resolution image (usually of wood), printed onto heavy craft paper and then bonded by tremendous force and heat to an HDF (High Density Fiber) core board with a melamine type overlay. The overlay is what protects the high resolution image from damage and also what contributes to a laminate floorings AC (Abrasion Class) Rating.  AC ratings range from AC1 to AC5 and dictate whether a laminate flooring is suitable for residential use only, or commercial use as well. The benefits of well made laminate flooring like Wisteria Lanes’ is it’s scratch resistant, dent resistant, burn resistant and also fade resistant.