I need to replace appx 1500 sqft of flooring in my family's home. I'm debating (internally) whether I should spend my budget on the best floor I can afford or to get something that's relatively inexpensive and use the surplus budget elsewhere. My thinking is that the home will likely remain in our possession for 10-15 more years and that whatever we put in at our price-point will be at the end of it's useful life anyway and we aren't soooo picky. I'm going back and forth in my mind between beveled edge laminate vs. ceramic vs. engineered wood. I believe that we would get the look (richness) of wood with less risk of damage by choosing the laminate. The tile would be very durable, but I think the home's character would be better fit by the laminate... any opinion? Even though the solid wood flooring might add value to the home, I think my family wouldn't appreciate it as much as some supposed future home-buyer.