So our washing machine just murdered our carpet. I want to rip it up and put floorboards down, but at the moment am leaning slightly towards timber laminate. We are only going to stay in this place maximum 3 years, and will then be renting it out. So I don't really want to pay a huge fortune on floorboards just for tenants to enjoy/worry about ruining (which really my kids are far more likely to do than tenants!) on the other hand, I'm worried that laminate will look so terrible already in 3 years time that we will have to replace it anyway.