Repurposing used building materials has become more and more common. Some do this because of wanting to preserve our natural resources, but it can also be cheaper than using new materials. Laminate flooring is one of those materials. It can be made from recycled substances, and it is a versatile material.
Laminate flooring has the flexibility of looking like any material you would like, since it consists of a thin, clear layer on top of a photograph. Therefore, if you want your floor to look like stone or brick, laminate flooring can do that at a much lower cost and with simpler installation.
One downside of laminate flooring is that it is sensitive to temperature changes, so before you install it, it should be allowed to acclimate to the temperature in your home so it doesn’t expand or contract to the point where there will be cracks showing, collecting dirt and water.