If you are installing new flooring in your home, you may have decided on laminate flooring. After all, this is the most affordable flooring type available and is available in many different colors and styles. Here are four tips to consider when choosing the right laminate flooring for your home: Check the AC Rating: The AC rating determines the laminate flooring's ability to withstand foot traffic and other damaging factors, such as scratches from moving furniture around, and more.