Ok you girls can quit hounding me for an update on the new floor. Hundreds of you just keep asking and asking what I did. Well maybe not hundreds but several. Well maybe not several but someone asked me. I'm pretty sure someone asked anyway. I went with the LVT (which is luxury vinyl tile and I'm fairly certain that luxury is stretching things but that's what it's called). It comes in either squares and looks like tile, or planks and looks like laminate. I chose the planks. Then once you decide you want planks, it comes in different "woods". I think this one was supposed to be pine but all I know is that it blended with the brick walls, rock fireplace and wood trim - and trust me that was a job finding one that would do that! In addition, this house is on a little lake and so I wanted something that looked more rustic than polished. The durability was what really sold me but I must say, now that it's down I'm very pleased.