Laminate flooring provides an upscale appearance with the characteristics of real wood and stone. Some rooms just take too much abuse to consider anything but the most durable floor covering. Laminate can be installed almost anywhere, over practically any subfloor. It resists scratches, dents, scuffs, and burns and is very easy to keep clean.
Laminate flooring allows you to get the look and feel of domestic hardwood, rare exotic hardwood, or expensive stone at a fraction of the cost.
Laminates can visually replicate the look of wood, stone, and ceramic because they are made using highly detailed photography of the original material. The image is coupled with advanced embossing technology that adds texture and depth to the floor's surface. Some laminates can have a low luster, hand-scraped and antique look, or a high-gloss finish for the high-end look.
Learn more about Laminates in our Flooring Terms Glossary.