One of the most difficult decisions you have when remodeling your home is the type of flooring to choose. You may love hardwood floors and wish you could put them in your home, but their expense might eliminate them from serious consideration. A close alternative is laminate flooring. Laminate flooring looks similar to hardwood and it actually has some advantages over real wood. Here's a look at how laminate flooring compares to wood flooring and why you may want to install it in your home.