Laminate flooring has become a popular choice for many homeowners due to its ability to closely emulate today's most popular hardwood planks. Besides the great textures and designs, laminate flooring offers improved durability, easier maintenance and affordability compared to engineered hardwood. These floors are extremely resistant to wear, stains and sunlight fading. The beautifully rich textured finishes make these floors a great alternative especially if you have kids and/or pets. Another great idea is to accent a wall in your home or office with a beautiful laminate. This can also be done by a do-it-yourselfer!