The following provides information on the benefits of laminate flooring:
Very Durable Surface
Unlike wood, which can dent, laminate flooring is almost impervious to dents and scratches. Laminate flooring has what’s called in the industry a “wear layer” that protects the photographic layer underneath. Some manufacturers, like Shaw, give very generous warranties on this wear layer.
No Bad Pieces
Unlike real hardwood, which comes with many imperfect pieces that need to be thrown out or re-engineered, there are no defects in laminate flooring.
Good for Moist Places
Laminate flooring can be installed in bathrooms, kitchens, and other places where you encounter “topical moisture” (as Mannington calls it). But it will not tolerate standing pools of water. However, let’s be clear that neither solid hardwood nor engineered wood can tolerate standing water, either. For heavy moisture, you need a very impervious surface like vinyl or tile.
Easy to Clean
Just use a vacuum or broom. Mop with a slightly damp mop. No floor waxing needed.
Laminate flooring’s tough surface resists stains. And if you do get a stain, it’s easy to clean off.