The laminate flooring industry identifies the ability of a laminate floor to recreate the sound of traditional hardwood floors as an important metric for their perceived quality and acceptance. The market describes the inability of laminate flooring to reproduce the natural sound of wood as a drawback to their market appeal. Therefore, if a laminate flooring composite can be offered to the market, which recreates the natural wood floor acoustic experience, the floor will offer additional value to the consumer. Products on the market today exist, which do improve the sound quality of laminate flooring composites. However, there is no unified standard to justify or prove marketing claims made by manufacturers. Prior work in the area focused on the spectral content of the signal. In the area of psychoacoustics, many additional metrics exist to describe the human perception of sound, which aids in describing sound quality. These metrics can be utilized to characterize the sound of traditional hardwood floors and laminate systems, beyond what has been done in previous work. By employing these metrics and then correlating them to subjective sound jury perception, it is possible to better predict the sound quality of a laminate floor.