Are you looking for a flooring material that is easy to install and still looks good? Then laminate flooring might be just what you need. Laminate flooring is made from recycled materials, so it is environmentally friendly, and it will hold up fairly well to wear and tear over time. It is important to let the material acclimate to the temperature inside your home before you install it, since it otherwise could expand or contract after it has been installed, which will lead to cracks showing that can look bad. It should be taken care of after installation as well, since chemicals and water that is left standing on it can damage it. General cleaning of the floor should be done with just a vacuum or a broom.
The style and pattern can basically look like anything you like, since laminate flooring has a clear top layer under which a picture is used to create an appealing look.