IKA Housing


Laminate is considered to be one of the most versatile and economical flooring options that can be used for both residential and commercial projects.  It is suitable for use in a wide variety of areas such as kitchens, hallways and bedrooms as well as dining and living room areas. As the name suggests, our Summit range is the pinnacle of our laminate range of products. The biggest consideration when selecting a thinner plank vs a thicker plank will be cost vs durability, as well as flooring longevity and so we offer our Summit range in both 8mm and 12mm thick planks.

This range reflects a commercial quality floor covering but at a slightly lower cost than the 12mm thick plank.

Some of the advantages of our Summit range of laminate flooring include:

  • Less expensive than tiles or natural stone
  • Less expensive to install.
  • As a manufactured product, it does not have the natural defects that can be found in real timber.
  • It’s durable and easy to maintain.
  • Eco-friendly – E0 rating meaning it is formaldehyde free.

Our Summit 8mm AC5 product is available in a selection of nine photo-realistic timber print colours in EIR finish only.

 Embossed – In – Register (EIR) is a manufacturing process that intensifies the depth, texture and authentic look by embossing the surface to match the woodgrain pattern of the print film. Crystal finish is a more subtle, horizontal brushed texture that runs the length of the plank. Both finishes capture all the authentic character, warmth and charm of real timber boards, but at a fraction of the cost.

The AC rating (abrasion class rating) is the international standard grading which measures impact resistance, stain resistance, swelling under moisture, and also includes a Tabor Abrasion Test. The rating scale goes from AC1 through to AC5, with the higher the number associated with better quality laminate floors. AC5 laminate flooring is designed for high-traffic commercial areas like department stores, shopping centres and office buildings. It has a tough finish that can withstand the most abuse.