Laminate is a great option for those who desire the warm look of wood but may have a larger space to fill and are budget conscious. Laminate is engineered with dense fiberboard or synthetic materials with a photographic design layer that gives you many style options. Laminate is quite durable, the lamination process combines the design and tough protective layer to make it resistant to water, scratches, and household traffic wear. May use above, on or below grade on any type of subfloor. Not recommended for wet areas such as bathrooms and laundry rooms.