Laminate flooring is made of pressed wood and is made to look like real hardwood by way of a protected surface that mimics the look of natural wood. Like vinyl, laminate flooring is easy to install and is flexible in its uses. It is an excellent alternative to real solid hardwood, and can be just what you’re looking for if you’re planning on laying down new floors. The natural oak look is exactly as it sounds. This style is designed to mimic the beautiful natural look and colour of real oak.