Originally from Europe, laminate floors have become a major flooring category with North America consumers. Today, consumers can find a wide selection of laminate flooring brands in many different designs, sizes and colors. The floors come in many different plank widths and square tile sizes. The stylish designs range from realistic stone, tile and hardwood visuals. Laminate flooring manufacturers use sophisticated, computerized technology to create realistic designs. The top wear layer is incredibly durable and easy to care. It is also impervious to most stains, spills, burns and extremely scratch-resistant.