Need Help on Floor Decision!
Well, the contractors came today to replace the entry door. BUT: after they took the old door down, there was so much water damage (from bad flashing on the old door), that they have to removed the original (and lovely) oak flooring in the entry way, which is not salvageable because, apparently, it was pulled up some time in the past and put back down with liquid nails! The contractor said it would be virtually impossible to replace it with oak flooring that would exactly match the rest of the oak flooring in the house. It just kills me. Anyway, now we have to figure out what kind of flooring to put there. It's a tiny entryway: you open the front door to enter and just three feet in front of you is the enclosed staircase, with small archway on left leading to the living room, and small archway on the right leading into dining room. The entryway is in total about 3' x 5'. We're thinking of putting terra cotta tile down in that area because that's what's in front of the fireplace in the living room. Do you think that would look alright? I'm really unsure about this, so if you have any suggestions for other options, I would GREATLY appreciate it. Thank you!