Flooring options for 1895 dutch colonial
We have just purchased a beautiful dutch colonial built in 1895 which has a great room addition on the back side of the home. There are original wood floors in the formal livingroom and dining room (front side of the home) which aren't in great shape, and the great room addition has (ugly) grayish ceramic floors that don't really fit with the old character of the home. We were first thinking about taking out all of the floors and replacing them with the same type of wood flooring throughout the entire bottom floor. However, I'd like to explore other flooring options that might be appropriate for just the great room (livingroom/kitchen combo) so that we could leave the original wood floors in the front of the house for now. Any ideas? Would doing a travertine tile floor with perhaps a mosaic type look work? I like this look, but to me might be more old world than early 1900s. All advice would be greatly appreciated!