We live in a home that was built in 1897. Although I am not planning to decorate in full-blown period style, I would like to somewhat remain true to the home's history.
Previous owners put an ugly vinyl down in the kitchen. I want to replace it, but with what? We have hardwood throughout the rest of the first floor, which I think is oak. However, matching that would be cost prohibitive.
Would you recommend a laminate? Tile seems like it would look odd unless we had a historically accurate reproduction floor, which I think I can safely say would also be cost prohibitive.
Any suggestions? What is your kitchen floor?