I am having a floor delima. I have looked at hardwood, I have looked at Laminate wood, I have searched my possibilities and just cant afford it, but need to do something. Right now we have carpet with 4 kids and it is not what I want. I have wondered about taking up the carpet and doing something with the partical board underneith. Like stain and clear coats. What do you think. What would be something cheap and afordable and creative I can do with what I have. Anybody have any suggestions?