You are probably familiar with these flooring: tiles, hardwood floors, and laminate.
Here are some less well-known flooring options that have unique desirable properties.
For pet lovers, luxury vinyls that are waterproof are excellent choices for the kitchens, bathrooms, and other living spaces. Another reason to give it a try is that it is warm to the touch, unlike tiles.
Also, they are very hard, resistant to scratch or chip. They have the appearance of wood, tile, stone, other naturally occurring materials.
Carpeting with underlayment
For sound attenuation, carpeting with underlayment is an excellent choice. Newer carpets these days have water and stain-resistant properties. So it is no longer a nightmare to spill a glass of red wine on your carpet.
Engineered hardwood flooring
For ultimate beauty and superior natural texture, use hardwood flooring. I strongly recommend using engineered wood as the right fit for the San Francisco climate. The top part of the engineered wood floor is the same as any real hardwood floor. Therefore, you can sand it down and stain it for maintenance. The engineered hardwood floor's foundation is plywood that gives the structural integrity so that floors do not expand and shrink as much as natural woods.