One of the first big DIY house projects we tackled was to put new flooring in our first house.
We tore out all of the flooring on the first floor and replaced the carpet and vinyl that was once there with a beautiful wood laminate flooring. We loved the change this immediately made to our home!
We used Swiftlock brand from Lowe's.
We liked the wider planks and darker color.
Tip: When searching for a flooring buy a case of it to bring home and lay out, not one of the sample sizes. It is much easier to tell if you like it by laying out a section of 6-8 planks than looking at a 3 inch square compare next to your cabinets, etc. You can always return the box of planks.