Laminate flooring looks great and stands up to scratches and dents. Available in a number of different styles including oak, hickory, bamboo and mahogany, it looks like real hardwood without the cost, and it’s available in a number of different styles including oak, hickory, bamboo and mahogany. Laminate is designed to be affordable and durable. Laminate starts with a wear layer filled with aluminum oxide to help resist scratches from daily wear. The wear layer also makes laminate flooring easy to clean, fade-resistant and stain-resistant. The décor layer is a printed image that recreates the natural looks of any wood, tile or stone. The core layer gives laminate its structure and dent-resistant properties. Laminate flooring is much more resistant to dents than real hardwood flooring. The final backer layer provides additional support and stability.