Laminate flooring is a multi-layer, synthetic flooring products that is fused together using a lamination process. This type of flooring can accurately simulate almost anything — wood, stone, photographs, etc — by covering a photographic applique layer with a clear protective layer. The interior layer is typically composed of melamine resin and fiberboard materials.
Laminate floors have grown in popularity since they were invested in Sweden, in 1977, under the name “Pergo,” and arrived in North America in 1994. Because of their durability, hygienic nature, and ease of installation and maintenance, laminate floors have become a low cost alternative to hardwood, stone, and tile.