Choices can range from natural colors, dark wood grains, and even warm or cool tones that will compliment any home styles that need to be matched. There is even the option for the “plank” look in the home with the choice of natural plank designs that even come in rare exotic wood species. If you prefer the stone or tile appearance of flooring, laminate can do that as well. The simplicity of laminate makes a good replacement for stone because you do not have to worry about grout cleaners or cracking tiles.
Laminate flooring is becoming commonly used and familiarized with families because laminate countertops have been used for years. A comparable technology is used in the flooring, but with added resin to the wear layer, it becomes much stronger than the countertops. Some laminate companies have made their flooring 10 to 20 times harder than their countertops. Not only that, but with the added resin, it makes it very difficult to stain or scratch.
The low maintenance of laminate flooring is another reason why it has become so popular. The laminate is tough so it does not need to be waxed or varnished. With this, there is a resistance to sunlight, so it is less likely to fade than standard hardwood flooring.
Finally, laminate floors are never secured directly to the subfloor which makes it easy to place and replace. Laminate flooring is floated over the surface which also makes it easy to use over a wide variety of subfloors. This includes wooden subflooring, existing flooring, and even concrete.