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How We Rate Our Laminate Floors

For over 70 years, Hosking Hardwood Flooring has been buying, selling, installing and refinishing all types of floor types. Through our years of hands-on experiences, we know how to tell a good floor from a poor one. Rather than bore our visitors with lots of terminology, we have put together a 5 Star Rating System which can be found next to each product style you're viewing. This allows you to quickly gauge how the various floors compare to each other. Below is a brief description for each of the 5 star categories.

You may notice when searching a product that Jeff will give a particular manufacturer a higher star rating for a floor that may not fit a particular rating description below. This means that he is rating that particular manufacturer's overall quality as very high with regards to quality and appearance and price with all the styles they offer.


Laminate Flooring has different thicknesses the thickest version (12mm) has the most sound absorption and solid feel under foot. The thinner the laminate floor is, the less sound absorption and solid feel you will have. Thicknesses available are 12mm, 10mm, 9.5mm, 8mm, 7mm, and 6mm. See our Article on All About Laminate flooring for more important information on laminate flooring you should know before purchasing a laminate floor.

To view our product ratings, click on any of the laminate flooring manufacturers in the left menu and choose one of their collections. Our ratings are found to the right of each product style your looking at. You can click on the "?" mark to see how we rate each collection.

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5 5-Star Rating means these are the very Best Luxury Laminate flooring manufactured. Jeff rates these floors the highest for being the most visually appealing most accurate representation of the real Wood or Ceramic Tile flooring they try to mimic. These laminate floors are noted for having the best imaging clarity, best durability, easy installation and longest warranty.
4 4-Star Rating means these floors are a notch below what we consider a 5 star Laminate floor to represent. These floors offer Better visual appeal, excellent durability and warranty all at a reduced cost.
3 3-Star Rating is right in the middle of Jeff’s rating. This Laminate flooring has an Average appearance and Average clarity of print image with Good durability and warranty.
2 2-Star Rating means this Laminate flooring may not have the very best clarity in appearance and durability. Warranties on this flooring may be limited to 5 years or less. This flooring is more for the budget minded person.
1 1-Star Rating means this type of laminate flooring is usually sold by liquidator type stores and usually consists of it being a very thin 6 mil thick laminate floor that is not really visually appealing with little or no warranty offered. Durability and the life expectancy of these types of Laminates flooring is low. This flooring is more for the budget minded person.
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Overall Rating: 4.5 stars - 89 reviews

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Date: July 20, 2017
Page Rating: (4.5/5)
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Need laminate on a slab ranch house
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Date: July 10, 2017
Page Rating: (4.0/5)
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Excellent
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Date: June 25, 2017
Page Rating: (5.0/5)
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Toid
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Date: June 2, 2017
Page Rating: (5.0/5)
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I learned more about laminate flooring here in an hour than Ive been able to learn in the past week looking at random sites that dont comment on quality ratings. Jeff ROCKS!
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Date: June 1, 2017
Page Rating: (5.0/5)
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I am a first time laminate buyer and appreciate the ratings you compiled
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Date: May 29, 2017
Page Rating: (4.0/5)
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Helpful. Hope to be able to get to product ratings page after filling this out.
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Date: May 29, 2017
Page Rating: (4.0/5)
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Helpful. Hope to be able to get to product ratings page after filling this out.
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Date: April 13, 2017
Page Rating: (5.0/5)
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Hey Forest... the ratings are next to each product within the site. Did you bother to read the above article and look at the picture?? I guess stupid is as stupid does.
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Date: April 11, 2017
Page Rating: (2.0/5)
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You have a very nice rating system but dont you have to actually rate the flooring for it to be useful ?
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Date: April 2, 2017
Page Rating: (4.0/5)
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Your ratings seem reasonable, but the selection of brands do not cover Pergo, Alure, etc. Looks like I might look elsewhere for other brand ratings.

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