Hi Maggie-Sue -- the flooring is laminate -- we bought it at Home Depot. It was a lighter shade than I wanted but it was on sale and since this was the first floor we installed, we didn't want to spend a lot of money on it, worried about making cutting mistakes. We put down the same flooring in the bedroom opposite the sewing room so they would match. It's much darker so the lighter wood color brightens both rooms. Sure is a lot easier to pick up dropped pins on flooring than on rugs!