One advantage of laminate flooring is that it is quite durable. It is made of a tough wear layer and is a lot more durable than vinyl and hardwood flooring. Scratches from accidents and heavy foot traffic will not affect laminate flooring. In fact, it is resistant to scratches. If you have a child that is constantly dropping toys on the floor, and you have accidentally shattered glass repeatedly on this flooring, no one will ever know by looking at it. A good quality one will appear new for many years.