We liked the laminate in our bedroom so much we decided to get laminate flooring for the living room and dining room. "We" also decided to have it professionally installed since one of us said, "never again!" Laminate is lovely, but the bedroom did him in. Here is our living room floor. We'll eventually roll out one of our 8'x5' oriental style rugs for the center of the room, but right now we are enjoying the wood look!