Similar to engineered hardwood flooring, laminate floors have a sealed top layer that is secured on top of multiple layers of plywood or compressed fiber planks that increase its stability and durability. What makes laminate floors different is that their top layer is not made of real wood. Instead, it has a realistic photo-image of different types of finishes such as wood, stone, ceramic tile, concrete, etc. making them almost indistinguishable from the real thing.
One of the main benefits of laminate flooring is its cost. Laminate flooring can be purchased at a fraction of the price of real wood or engineered flooring, which is a huge upside for both you and your wallet. Another advantage of laminate flooring is that they are extremely durable and highly resistant to daily life due to their layered construction. This makes them a perfect choice for people with pets, kids, and active homes in general.