I absolutely hate in and it's impossible to keep clean, Most of the replacements I've considered involve taking the tile up. I'm looking for something that will cover the existing surface, provide some color, be easy to clean and inexpensive. Tall order I know
The guy who owned/built the house before us was a real do-it-yourselver and not in a good way so I tend to think they were not put down right. He did a lot of the interior completion work himself.He's also the one who put the full wall mirrors in the dining room! I want to get those down but will probably wait until after the holidays and call a few glass installers to see if they remove mirrors. Thats a messy job I won't attempt myself.
karen....have you considered a laminate floating floor? Easy to float over ceramic tile and you would only have to build up the stair nose, from what I see in your photos'. That can be easily accomplished by removing the stair nose and build up the level. If you don't like laminate, you can use an new engineered wood floor that is installed as a floating floor Have fun....Gary