Luxury Vinyl Plank & Tile is the latest trend in durable flooring and has now become the preferred synthetic flooring over laminate flooring due to it's waterproof properties. Waterproof flooring is definitely the selling point with this product. Because, unlike laminate, if you happen to have a water loss or water intrusion in your home, you won't have to toss this flooring in the garbage due to water damage. You most likely will still have to take it up to dry out the subflooring, but then you can put it right back down. And there are many, many wood and tile patterns to choose from. It comes in a click/lock "floating" style just like laminate but it also comes in a glue-down style as well. This is also a great option for a wood-look yet water friendly flooring for your boat.