That's really ugly and more than a little stupid.
Anyone have laminate flooring in their house? We really need to rip out the six year old carpet (builder grade stuff that came with the house) as well as some vinyl in the kitchen and replace it all. It wouldn't be worth it to use real or engineering hardwood, as I'd probably never recoup the cost in this area (plus we have two dogs and it scratches easily). So far we've looked at a few different kinds but I don't think any of them have really set my world on fire. We've been looking at AC4 rated stuff, 5" to 6.5" width, in the $4+/sq ft range,
We had our crawlspace spray-foamed in the fall to replace sagging batt insulation installed by previous owner, it's open air so may be whole different animal but I felt it was worth the cost. PO had insulated without a vapor barrier, I don't think it was more than a few years old and it was worthless. Spray foam made the tile entryway tolerable in sock feet which is an impressive feat for this current Buffalo winter.
Hmmmmmm, maybe. I've seen that stuff used in older homes near city centers and I think it looks great, but I just don't know if I could pull it off in this neighborhood.
Here's is what we've been looking at, sorta looks different than what I've seen in a lot of homes:
Have you considered porcelain tiles that look like hardwood?
I like this stuff better than laminate...it definitely doesn't feel like wood but at least it doesn't feel like plastic.