Lamiate = teh suck... go for an engineered veneer flooring (some will also call it laminate)
I put down ~ 280sq feet of Bruce engineered floor this weekend. Nice and easy, just used alot of flooring staples lol.
The engineered is actual wood not MDF with a sticker on top (pergo) If this finish gets messed i can sand and refinish. It was the cheaper stuff so color consistency is not there between the boxs like some of the more pricey, but it went in spare bedrooms so i wasn't too concerned.