Laminate flooring has really come into its own in recent years, from a consumer perspective. Its one drawback is a poor environmental track record in the manufacturing process .Laminate comes in a variety of shapes and sizes ranging from tiles to sheet goods, with a myriad of color options and patterns. Notably, laminate flooring is able to replicate the look, grain, and color of hardwood, slate, and tile flooring and thus its popular appeal.
Avoid the use of laminate flooring in wet areas of the household (washrooms, laundry rooms, etc.), as well as in applications where there is the potential for major fluid spills. Laminate flooring exposed to substantial amounts of liquid will buckle and warp, requiring both cost and replacement considerations.