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How do I transition different floor types in an open floor plan??

14 years ago

I am currently in the process of building a home that has an open floor plan. The entryway steps down into the living/dining/kitchen area.

I am planning to have 5" plank hardwood in the living area and fiber floor in the kitchen and eating area. And the entry way will be tile. Is this too many flooring types in one area? I think they do all compliment each other color wise, but I'm still a little nervous.

I've considered going all hardwood but I really don't want expensive hardwood in the kitchen and eating area due to possible frequent food and drink spills. Then I considered doing the same tile as the entryway in the kitchen and eating area but I REALLY dislike the idea of tile in the kitchen because it's so hard and dishes will most always smash when dropped and I hate trying to the grout clean of spilled food and drinks.

I would LOVE any suggestions. I wish I could post my floor plan to give you a clear picture of my situation.

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