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flooring transition- hardwood to what?

4 years ago
I want to retile the flooring on a 1950s powder room that is adjacent to the large foyer of my house. The foyer and all other floors in on the main level are a dark brown hardwood (not very dark). I am struggling with what tile to use - ideally I would continue the hardwood flooring but (a) it won’t match, and (b) there is an occasionally used stall shower in there. What would you think if I use tiles to mimic the hardwood (which obviously won’t be a perfect match) and install them in some kind of pattern, like a herringbone, in order to distinguish them from the real hardwood in the adjacent foyer. My hope is that would be a smooth transition visually but the pattern effect would minimize the fact that the floors are not an exact match.

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