Huh- my kitchen tile is a tanish color, dark brown grout. When we took out the carpeting in the entry way to tile it, the Mexican smaller tiles in the kitchen were no longer available so we got similar color, with a bit of texture to it, and still got the dark brown grout.
getting dirt color grout was apparently a great idea- because all I do is "swiffer" with a washable cloth and some homemade cleaners. The tile looks fine, and the grout, can't tell!
anyway, the kitchen tile IS breakable. And hard on your back for long standing (washing dishes and cooking at the stove- I have ergo mats at both places) The entryway tile is somehow softer on my feet/back. ??
I dry cloth swept my laminate wood this morning, thinking of this thread, and I really do like the honey color and the ease of cleaning. It feels softer, is warm (much more than the cold tile) and I just like it.
We are all different. you have to decide-
cost of moving furniture
will you also paint the walls? baseboards to match?
will you need new cleaning supplies?
upkeep time and cost
Once you decide the type, then you have to decide color and texture, and then layout.
Do you want a funky diagonal? line up with the door? Horizontal or vertical to the room? Same "stripes" throughout the house, or change per room?
And more stuff will come up to figure out.
And then, pray for good weather during installation.
And plan on longer than you think.