The pros are: Easy to install; Very Durable; No Bad Pieces Unlike Real Hardwood; Easy to Clean; Resists Staining; and Good For Moist Places.
The cons: Not Real Wood; Hard Underfoot; Poor Insulation; Very Slippery; Lower Resale Value and Not Sand-able or Re-finish-able.
Is it hard to install laminate flooring?
Glueless laminate flooring is easier to install than hardwood flooring, can be walked on the same day, and offers a similar appearance. The "planks" consist of medium-density fiberboard (MDF) sandwiched between plastic laminate.
How long will laminate flooring last?
Laminate flooring, properly cared for, is stain resistant and needs little maintenance, and typically lasts 15 to 20 years.