If you are beginning a remodeling project, it is essential to consider the pros and cons before making the decision. Laminate is durable and can withstand high traffic and exposure to cleaning agents, humidity and sunlight. The tough wear layer on top does not get scratched easily, which means the floors last longer than other alternatives. All these benefits also come with easy installation, which is perfect for DIY-ers and also costs less. Laminate floors cannot be refinished on the cons side, so once the top layer is worn out, the floors need to be replaced. Since the floor is made of composite material, they are not eco-friendly. Lastly, hardwood purists may not appreciate the synthetic feel and walking sound.