There are many different sizes and thicknesses when shopping for laminate floors. The most common quality grade laminate is the 12mm. These types of floors have a higher structural integrity than that of a 8mm or lower. A new trend, according to Broadway Floors, is 15mm laminates. These are particularly popular with commercial applications because of overall thickness and the AC4 rated paper that is on the surface of the laminate. All laminate floors have different quality papers that are used on the surface. The visual part of the laminate is nothing but a medium to high quality picture. The more expensive laminates use a very high grade photo image. These types of laminates cost more because of the expensive machines that are used to manufacturer this type of product. Most 15mm laminates use this high quality photo images.