Laminates are more economical than hardwood and engineered wood. Unlike hardwood, it is not mandatory to use a specialised cleaner to clean laminate flooring. Laminates tend to be more scratch and impact resistant than wooden flooring. Laminate installation is a breeze compared to the prep, skill and time required to install tiles. Tiles are harder and colder than laminate, which retains moderate temperature irrespective of the weather.