So, the last two weeks have been dedicated to replacing ALL of the floors on the main floor of the house (aside from the bathroom - it was the only decent floor in the whole house). We put down laminate wood again in the main rooms and got lucky in finding a great match to the knotty pine wood walls. For the three outer door landings and the kitchen we chose a beige marbled ceramic tile. And I'm in love!
Here are some before and after photos - click for larger view.