Soft, warm, quiet flooring for Kitchen/bath/laundry
I normally lurk but am considering some enhancements and would like to get some flooring suggestions. DH is wildly enamored with stone or tile flooring, me not so much.
So what are some (hopefully green sustainable) soft, warm, quiet flooring options for areas like kitchens, bathrooms and laundry rooms? Only the two of us so not a lot of water splashing but you never know when plumbing will break or something like that.
We live in Texas on black clay soil. With the exception of one upstairs bathroom, all the areas in question are on the ground floor on a concrete slab that sits on top of expansive black clay. So while our house is not nearly as bad about movement as some, it does tend to move a little so that needs to be taken into consideration.
Things I've considered:
Wood (engineered vs. solids, pros and cons there for our situation?)
High end vinyl (sheet or plank) (DH adamantly opposed to this one)
Anything else I'm overlooking?
Thanks for any input.