Laminate flooring is a multi-layer synthetic and natural flooring product fused together with a lamination process. Laminate flooring simulates wood (or sometimes stone) with a photographic applique layer under a clear very durable protective layer.
Laminate flooring has grown significantly in popularity because it is less expensive to install. It is also easier to maintain and less volatile when exposed to moisture. It is extremely durable when compared to hardwood floors when it comes to denting and scratching.