Laminate flooring is a viable substitute for wood, stone, and tile flooring at a substantially lower cost. Heavy-duty laminate floors are more durable and easier to maintain than natural wood floors and they’re a good alternative for areas that are high-traffic areas and experience moderate amounts of moisture. The cost to install laminate flooring is between $1,500-$3,500 for a 12mm thick laminate installed in a 200-square-foot space with a sound-dampening underlayment. Laminate wood style flooring averages $6-$14 per square foot, including labor and material costs. Factors that impact the cost include add-ons that may be needed, type of finish, and abrasion rating. Labor costs average between $800-$1,600 for a 200-square-foot area. Many homeowners choose laminate flooring for their homes because it’s durable, easy to clean, and resistant to scratches and water damage. Laminate flooring is relatively easy to install which also adds to its appeal. Learn more about laminate flooring options and costs for installation.