I'm renovating a house I purchased and am having trouble deciding on flooring. There is existing parquet that the previous owner painted over. I was considering laminate flooring (installing on top of existing parquet) but was told that I should steer away from this option based on the humidity in Florida. I do not plan on using A/C. Does anyone have experience with this? If on the negative side, any options (cork, vinyl, etc.) recommended would be greatly appreciated. I'm looking to make the place livable so am looking for a long term, relatively cheap but effective option.

Thanks!
Newbie Renovator