Laminate flooring is a great choice! The possibility of creating a look that is upscale without the upscale cost is now as realistic as the new look of laminate. Laminate has come a long way since it was first introduced to the market, with manufacturers creating an impressive selection of traditional, modern and exotic wood grain designs. The laminates replicate the warm look of hardwood, are highly durable, stain resistant and easy to maintain, and, overall, are the best quality options for families on a budget.