My wife and I are considering purchasing a house. The only real upgrade we would need to perform on this house is to replace the kitchen floor. We are considering doing a floating floor such as Pergo. Here are my questions: 1) For a kitchen floor is a laminate better than hardwood . . . what about for re-sale value down the road? 2) Whether we go wood or laminate we will probably go with a floating floor style. How difficult is this to do? I feel like my wife and I could do this, but we've never done anything like it before. Installation prices seem to run approx $2.50/sqft. 3) If we decide to install it ourselves, what should we know before we start? Does anyone have tips or suggestions that may not appear in the typical installation instructions? FYI - right now we're leaning toward Kronotex brand. Consumer Reports rates this stuff higher than Pergo. Kronotex is rated second, but is less expensive than #1. Kronotex is almost exactly the same price as Pergo at Lowe's so I figured we'd go with the higher rated brand.