I know that it's a strong sentiment but I really hate wall to wall carpet. I wouldn't mind throw rugs everywhere. I just hate the spots, the grime, the sand that I know is underneath. YUCKY. It's just yucky!
I want all wood floors. That would be my choice. Laminate would do me just fine. Tile is too hard for me too. I know I'm picky. I just keep building my dream home in my head and it would have all laminate floors, linoleum, yes linoleum in the kitchen, and maybe some stone in front of the fireplace for protection.