Flooring for a below-grade family room
I would like to replace the vinyl flooring in my family room with an eye on resale. The current floor has some damage from moving furniture and I was thinking of removing these built-in planters, but I don't have any spare tile to fill in. It's also very dark, sucking the light out of the room.
The rest of the house has hardwood, but I know that's out since it's below grade. There's never been water down there, but I'd still like to consider that there might be one of those 1000 year floods some time. The room is over 500 square feet. The house is an starter home, not something really upscale.
Any ideas for what would be a good choice? I tried searching through the flooring forum, including the faq, but didn't find anything that helped me make up my mind.