If you are interested in a cost effective, durable, and low maintenance alternative to hardwood or tile and stone, look no further than laminate flooring. Laminate flooring is available in a variety of designs and colors that mimic much costlier floors, and due to its easy installation, is also a favorite of do–it–yourselfers. It is also a breeze to clean and maintain.
Laminate is actually made using a high-density, moisture-resistant core, topped off with a high–resolution digital picture of whatever flooring it is meant to imitate. If the flooring can be photographed, chances are a laminate version is available.
Here is a video short highlighting the beauty and benefits of laminate flooring.