A Swedish company called Perstop introduced Laminate wood flooring under the name Pergo. It is almost synonymous with laminate flooring, till the growth of manufacturers like Mohawk, Mannington mills, Shaw industries etc. in the 90s. The Industry has grown rapidly in the past decade. Flooring which was primarily preferred for residential flooring is now being used for commercial areas. Earlier only the glue-on planks were available; with the advent of snap-on planks, there is no need for glue and it can easily be clicked to one another. It can look similar not only to wood, but stone, vinyl and lot of flooring materials. Earlier laminates did not absorb sound and would provide a hollow sound when walked with heels, but now they are thicker and hence more sound absorbent. They are floating floors. The flooring is available at less than $1 per square foot to $5 per square foot. Cheapest bushboard worktops are available at wood2u.co.uk.