How can I combine hardwood floors with engineered hardwood flooring?
On our main floor, we have an open concept living room, dining nook and kitchen, that connects to a hallway, foyer and 1/2 bath. The living room, hall, foyer and bath are all hardwood. The kitchen, the largest of the spaces, is currently laminate tile from the previous owner. I was thinking about upgrading the kitchen to ceramic tile, but have been seeing the trend of wood or wood-look floors in the kitchen. I am not sure that I want to go with a natural wood in the kitchen just because of wear and tear and moisture issues. I hate it in the 1/2 bath and would like to replace that as well with something more durable. Many of the engineered hardwood flooring options look very close to natural hardwood. Has anyone tried mixing the two, using the same/similar finishes? What would be recommendations in this situation?