Have you ever wondered what happens with the stuff that you put in recycling bins? One thing that is made from recycled materials is laminate flooring. While this might not come from the typical household garbage, it is still a material that wisely uses the natural resources that we have. This is part of the reason for its popularity, but even more so the ease with which it can be installed, even by an amateur.
Laminate flooring can also be made to look like any material you want, whether it is wood, stone, or brick. This is because of it being made with a thin plastic layer over a picture underneath it to give it the look you want.
It is important to let the boards of flooring sit and acclimate to the temperature in your home before you install them, or they will most likely pull apart creating unsightly cracks that will collect dirt and let water reach the subfloor underneath.