I've mentioned before the horrible brick-print vinyl that covers the floor in the kitchen, office, laundry room and back part of the hall. The plan at the moment is to take out the vinyl and plywood subfloor in the kitchen and get back to the original painted pine floor. OK.
But that leaves the hall and the office with the monstrous vinyl. These areas have been porches, add-ons, etc. and don't have the luxury of nice floors underneath. They're ugly through and through.
So I need some help figuring out what would look good there.
The vinyl bumps up against the original dark pine floors of the middle section of the hall (covered by a rug at the moment) and will also be next to the painted pine kitchen floor. This floor is the first thing you see when you walk in the back door, and you'll be able to see where it meets the pine floors.
So it needs to look good. I've thought about linoleum or marmoleum, new hardwood floors (but wouldn't that clash with the pine?), stone-look ceramic tiles, cork, pretty much everything imaginable. I don't want it to look like a McMansion (so the ceramic tiles are out, in my opinion), and I also don't want it to look like an elementary school cafeteria (which Darwin says the marmoleum would do).
What do you think?