Laminate comes in a wide variety of wood finishes which are realistic to look at. For busy families whose floors need to stand up to kids and pets, laminate flooring is a good option. Ease of installation is one factor that contributes to the popularity of laminate flooring.

It uses a tongue and groove interlocking system, which can be installed over the top of an existing substrate. Plywood, concrete slab, sheet vinyl flooring, hardwood flooring or virtually any other basically flat hard surface is a suitable base for laminate.