Laminate Flooring gives you the look and feel of real wood without the price-tag. With modern finishes and textures applied most people are unable to tell the difference between the two. Another reason people choose laminate is the ease of installation, most use locking systems like Uniclic, Valign or Lockedge making installation a breeze.
Laminate is however not suitable for high traffic areas like doorways and can't handle a lot of moisture so consider your household and where it may be placed. You may also want to consider Vinyl or Bamboo flooring as an alternative.