We have been updating our floors in our house these past few weeks. We started with the kitchen by installing tile over our existing laminate flooring. It is a dark tile, but with all the light that comes in, it looks AWESOME!
Then we moved on to the main room floor. It was intially carpet, but with two littles, it just had to go. So we initially decided to go with the cheaper choice and just extend the existing wood flooring from the hallway into the main/living room. But, after the installer got started, he realized that weaving the new floor into the existing floor was not an option. But, because he had already began sawing into the existing floor in the hallway, there was no going back.