So back to flooring store I go. I am still not into hardwood or laminate for this project; Marmoleum (as in our sunroom) was briefly considered and dismissed. Before I latched onto the tiles-which-shall-not-be-named, we had strongly considered cork, but I was unsure about the look of it, feeling it was perhaps too contemporary. Further research proved me wrong--there are cork floors in existence from over 100 years ago!
And, let's face it--I'm kind of desperate here to make a decision (BY TOMORROW), and besides one other tile I like, it's ALL I HAVE LEFT!
I now present the contenders, in no particular order. PLEASE leave a comment if you have a strong opinion one way or another--it will really help us narrow this thing down!
Oh--all the cork comes in 1' x 3' planks; it's a floating floor. The tile is a color-body porcelain (comes in a 6 x 6, 12 x 12, and 18 x18). I photographed them with the cabinet colors and also on the existing heart pine in surrounding rooms because I think whatever goes in the kitchen should be somewhat complimentary.
|Choice 2-similar, but in an ivory color|
|Choice 3--also ivory, but with some natural cork color showing through|
|Choice 4--maple toned and striped|
|Choice 5--like above, but with multiple wood tones; it reminded me of our butcher block table top in walnut and maple|
|Choice 6--called Ocean, it reads a bit more green in person|