Install laminate flooring to sell?
Our home has 7yo builder grade vinyl and carpet that has seen much better days. Is it worth it to install cheap laminate (I'm thinking Costco) downstairs? Would this increase the appeal, or would new carpeting do better? Laminate we could do ourselves and save on installation costs. Our home is probably in a low-average neighborhood. Buyers would likely be investors or first-time buyers.
Another consideration is keeping it looking nice since we have 4 kids. They can trash a carpet pretty quick, but I don't know how laminate will hold up to them while we try to sell.
So, any advice?