We recently finished our basement (for our older kids to use). For our concrete flooring we went with vinyl plank flooring.
It was probably more expensive at $2.49US / sqft than cheap laminate, but for a basement I wanted something that wasn't affected by moisture and held up well. It also looks darn good (imo) and we get compliments on it.
There's two kinds - a click/lock like laminate (which is what we went with) and a glue to each other kind - both floating. I didn't like the glue idea, since it may not hold up as well. Once I got the idea of how the install works, it was time consuming but not too hard.
In case you care, we got it from...
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