In this tutorial, we learn how to know the pros & cons of laminate flooring. The difference between laminate floor and wood floor is mainly the cost and quality. Laminate flooring will withstand damage better than regular oak flooring can take. But, laminate flooring does not do well if you spill water on top of it. Once the water gets on the edges and stays there for a while it will end up swelling the floor up so it becomes larger than the rest of the flooring. Other than that, laminate is pretty durable and will last for a long time in your home with proper care and maintenance!