Laminate flooring has become very popular and is chosen more than hardwood but yet gives the same look with less joints making it easier to maintain. Durable and built to last, the labor and material cost is less than tile floors, and some are now water resistant. There is usually no demo required to install because laminate is basically a floating floor. Little to no dust / debris prep work. Below are some examples of the different types of laminate and padding. Proper padding is the key to the perfect laminate installation.
Matching Stair nose, Thresholds, and Shoe molding / Quarter round.