DH and I are looking at different flooring options to replace ~1200 sq. ft. of carpet. Our first choice would be large tiles (20x20 or 24x24) with as little grout as possible to look similar to travertine/marble flooring (we understand taht tile can't be done without any grout at all, and I really HATE grout!). Has anyone done something like this that can share their experience? I'm mostly interested in the cost compared to regular tile/grout. I'd also love to see pictures if anyone has done it or can share some inspiration pictures.
Our second choice would be a darker laminate wood, but only if it is significantly less expensive than the tile option b/c we fear that the laminate would be much more "delicate" than the tile.
Thanks for any input!