Lamination is the process of applying a design or picture on a thin film then pressed (laminated) between two layers: one a high-density core and the other a durable wear cover. Today laminated floors have very realistic wood grains and tile patterns. Some types are glued while others have a mechanical locking system that snaps together for easy installation. Laminate floors provide exceptional durability and are superior resistance to stains and damage of any kind. They are ideal for extremely high traffic areas, offer the “wood-look” without the cost and are easy maintenance.