12mm Laminate vs 8mm Laminate

We at LifeStepp sell only 12mm laminate because of its great quality, durability and is an absolute choice for high traffic areas. Furthermore, it has a better chance to resist the impact of dropped objects. Laminate planks thickness not only affects the aesthetics of flooring but also affects the durability of the boards. Comparing the different thickness levels will give you a clear picture of what is best for your home or office. Let’s see why LifeStepp’s 12mm is better than 8mm laminate planks:

Better Sound Absorption

With each bit of thickness, the sound absorption levels increase. This is because it contains more HDF (High Density Fibre) core and provides negligible sound transfer via the planks. Thus, making it far much quieter as compared to thinner planks.

Impact Resistance

12mm is much more impact resistant than 8mm. Sharp items that accidentally fall on a thicker base will have very little effect on it. That’s the reason why people prefer 12mm laminate in high traffic areas.

Detailed Design & Embossing

Thicker planks laminate sport some of the coolest designs that provide the look and feel of hardwood. On the contrary, 8mm looks much cheaper and gives a plastic feel underfoot.

Hides Imperfections

12mm planks have an upper hand when it comes to hiding the subfloor imperfections. And thicker flooring can be installed with ease. However, 8mm laminate flooring works only when your subfloor is well levelled and flat.


You will be surprised to know that even a few millimetres can make a huge difference. There is a wide array of thickness options available ranging from 6mm to 12mm. And with every increase in millimetres, the cost rises. Therefore, being a more durable option 12mm costs more than 8mm planks.

Thicker laminate flooring makes you feel like walking on the hardwood floor. Though it’s a bit costly, but with premium price comes great quality. When shopping for laminate floors, the thickness parameter should be selected wisely. Not only it affects the durability but plays an important role in the look and feel of your floors.