Laminate is a great option to get the wood look wthout the cost. It is a very durable product; however, you still need to make sure you wipe up any and all spills as quick as possible. Laminate is a great product for the "do-it-yourselfer" since it is one of the easiest floors to install. It's a floating system, which locks together, thus eliminating the need for nails or glue. Laminate is also a low maintenance floor: sweep or vacuum, and damp mop.
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