New guy here that knows NOTHING about flooring looking for recommendations We're building a new house 1 block from the ocean in the WET Pacific NW climate Adult family of 2 with large 80 lb dog that brings in LOT's of sand from the beach Want it to look natural/rustic but want virtually maintenance free (no real wood) Approx. 1100 sq ft required (2 bathrooms, main entry, laundry room, kitchen and living room) no stairs but needs to transition to carpet. Two stories, volume control is a must Budget is fairly flexible Will be installed by contractor Where do I start and what do ya'll recommend (vinyl, laminate?) any brands? Where to buy (Lowes/Home Depot or online?) Side note, our current home 4 blocks from the ocean was built in 2015 and has "Laminate Charter Oak Flooring" Concord (prod ID 8019). This stuff has been awesome over the last 4 years and still looks new but unfortunately it appears to discontinued and I have not found any stock online. Thanks for all your help!