The most convenient flooring for fast paced lives. Laminate is easy to install and easier to maintain. All the looks of real wood, or stone, with low maintenance. The top choice if you have active pets and kids due to its unmatchable scratch resistance. Laminate comes in a wide variety of styles to fit your homes décor. Laminate doesn't t stain, fade, or wear. The melamine wear layer is similar to a Formica counter top.