If you have done any research on laminate flooring you know that it has come a very long way in the last 10 to 15 years. The vast improvements in laminate have made it a viable option for long-term flooring. It works in heavy traffic areas and looks beautiful.
Do you ever watch those home improvement shows, where every house they go into has gorgeous hardwoods hiding beneath some ugly carpet? No wonder they can totally redo the rest of the room like a baller. Flooring is one of the most expensive components of a renovation. In the south and "newer" areas of the country, it is less likely to find anything but sub-flooring when you roll back that carpet. Fortunately, there's laminate flooring, which looks much like wood flooring.