We have hardwood floors in our kitchen that have been patched with mismatched planks, looks very worn. We cannot decide weather to have the floor repaired and refininised, or tear it out and put in water resistant laminate there and throughout the main living spaces, including 2 carpeted bathrooms, excluding the bedrooms. I would take pictures but the kitchen/dining area with the worn wood is covered with rugs. The carpets in the living and den and hallways, bathrooms are off white. I really am leaning to all laminate, as above. My husband just wants new carpets and? In the bathrooms. I personally think it will look more uniform and clean all the same laminate, not chopped up. Opinions? BTW we live in the foothills of CA, dirty, dusty, and two big dogs.