What is a laminate floor? It is a combination of special resins (melamine), paper layers, fiber core, and a print film that are all fused together into s solid mass. The melamine-impregnated surface with aluminum oxide makes it resistant to dirt and dust and very scratch resistant. Due to it’s construction and components, laminate flooring will not stain or fade from sunlight. The finish is extremely impact and burn resistant. These floors have precision tongue and groove edges that are fit together dry, via snap or tap-in installation (floated) over various different qualities of foam padding. Laminate floors come in a wide variety of wood designs, natural slate and stone & ceramic tile looks.