Dining Room Floor dilemma
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?