Dining Room Floor dilemma

DreamweaverMAMFebruary 14, 2014

I would like to get new flooring for our dining room. The dining room is accessed through two wide open doorways--one from the kitchen (where we have Duraceramic tile in Tobacco Clay) and one from an open area which extends from our living room (where we have 30-yr. old natural red oak floors. The kitchen tile also abutts the oak flooring. I had thought about extending oak flooring into the dining room, but the dining room furniture wouldn't contrast expecially well on natural oak. I thought about extending the Duraceramic tile into the dining room - but not sure if sliding of chairs would cause scratching issues, and not entirely sure it's the look I want in the dining room.

Another option I thought about might be to do a border of hardwood in the dining room with the oak to match adjacent area and then do a central rectangle under the table in a contrasting stain that has similar brown tones to the kitchen tile.

I'm interested in feedback and ideas.What would you do?

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I would continue the oak into the dining room and find an area rug to put under the table. That will give a visual separation between the dining set and the floor so that the similarity in their tones becomes a non-issue.

    Bookmark   February 14, 2014 at 2:28PM
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I agree with Jaded, to continue the hardwood with a rug and if you don't like the idea of a rug you also can use tile under the table with hardwood surround. This was one of our nooks where we did that.

Sorry, photo is so small.

This post was edited by xc60 on Sat, Feb 15, 14 at 1:26

    Bookmark   February 14, 2014 at 10:51PM
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If youre worried about having each room defined as individuals you could always stain the dining rm a different color if you went with HW.

    Bookmark   February 15, 2014 at 1:22AM
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Thanks for the ideas. Continuing the oak and using a rug makes a great deal of sense. I was trying to get away from a carpet in the dining room, but it probably would look best. Tile in the center area is yet another idea to consider. Thanks!

    Bookmark   February 18, 2014 at 5:53PM
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