We have been researching and have come up with different answers each time! We have a home built in 1970. Hardwood floors throughout except bathrooms and kitchen. The kitchen has linoleum right now and is shot. We are remodeling our kitchen and wood floors would look great HOWEVER we have a lot of traffic and daily spills (as we have many children). We are looking for something we can lay ourselves over the linoleum. We want something that looks nice but most important can handle the spills, banging, and many feet. WE thought laminate wood might be a good option but were discouraged with other reviews. Any suggestions would be so very helpful!