Laminate floors offer the beauty of hardwood floors, but at a much lower cost. And unlike soft woods, laminate flooring is highly scratch resistant and resists fading from sunlight.Laminate flooring floats on top of the existing floor. This means that the laminate floor is not attached or adhered to the foundation, but rather floats on top, meaning no gluing, stapling, or nailing. Because a laminate floor is not real wood, it can be used in areas that are often exposed to moisture such as bathrooms or kitchens for a rich look throughout the home.