Laminate flooring is a popular floor covering that is constructed from large sheets of MDF or HDF, with a decorative paper layer bonded on top. The decorative paper is then toughened and protected by pressure bonding a clear lamination to the surface. Each complete sheet is then cut down into smaller sized planks. The planks are then machined with a profile on all 4 sides to enable them to be clicked together without any requirement for glue. Laminate floors are extremely popular due to their relatively low cost, hard-wearing nature, easy installation and the wide range of decors.