Laminate flooring shares many similar features with hardwood in terms of design and durability. However each product has their own advantages.
A common misconception about laminate is that it is water resistant. A puddle of water sitting on the floor is never good, but the wood particles in the laminate will swell and become uneven.
Hardwood is always a beautiful choice of flooring, however depending on your budget laminate can be an excellent substitute.
Laminate is very easy to clean and can become your best friend if you have kids coming in and out. Its smooth texture makes it easy to sweep and vacuum and it is also stain resistant.
If you're a landlord, laminate can be a great long term investment because of its durability with stain resistant capabilities. Laminate is not a flooring that will require heavy maintenance and upkeep.
This laminate flooring has been made to look identical to hardwood as you can see. The knots, graining and colouration help this laminate mimic the hardwood look.