Laminate offers an upscale look without the upscale cost. Laminates come in a wide variety of wood and stone finishes which are very realistic to look at and due to recent advancements, now even have the feel of real hardwood grain and distressed finishes. Unlinke hardwood, laminate floors will not stain, fade, dent and are far more scratch and water resistant.
Laminate has made huge leaps in the flooring industry, consistently improving, evolving and becoming more popular.
Laminate floors are available with cores ranging from 6mm up to 12mm; the thicker the core the more stable and less vulnerable to buckling and will sound more like real hardwood when walked on.