opinions on entry way?
In a couple of weeks, we will have our hardwood floors re-finished. We previously had carpet over them. In the process of doing this, we also removed a half-wall that had a very outdated looking shelving unit on top. And we removed the old slate that was probably original to the house in 1957.
I don't want to put more hardwood right in front of the door. We are looking at Duraceramic which my parents used in their kitchen 3 years ago and so far they have had no problems with it. They also have had it in their laundry room for about a year. Despite their good results, I am hearing mixed reviews on these message boards.
I am also wondering about travertine. What are my other options? I don't want anything terribly expensive, and I also prefer to have something we can do ourselves (Dad is a general contractor and has a water saw so he is capable of installing travertine, but didn't seem to keen on the idea when I mentioned it). In addition, I am thinking of extending the width of the entry way maybe 6-inches to a foot (may depend on the size of the tile/Duraceramic we go with). Will I have a difficult job cutting the edge of the wood evenly?
Thanks for all of your responses. I am trying to research all of my options and then I have to talk Daddy into installing or it will cost more to pay someone. Dad accepts payment in the form of homecooked meals. :)