Quote Originally Posted by dj1 View Post
The whole idea of laminate flooring is that the top layer doesn't need any finishing. Besides, I don't think that paint can stick to it.

I'm undecided about laminate flooring. It's better than carpeting in many ways, yet it's not as good as hardwood.
Overall, it's pretty good for rental homes.
Yup... this is so true. If you push through your decision, you will only do more harm than good. Try asking a professional for help. See what they think about your house and your limited budget.