This entryway has two logical transition points at the openings to the hallways. The colours in the stone also pick up the tones in the wood which makes the two materials look good right next to each other.
A couple of things I like about this example: The darker shade in the diamond pattern is very close to the colour of the wood flooring, so they work well next to each other with regard to colour. The diamond pattern is also a nice contrast to the linear pattern of the wood.
1. They are strikingly different in colour, yet the lighter flooring has a variety of colours pulling in some of the deep colour of the darker wood flooring.
2. They are on different levels, so there is a clear place to stop one and start the other.
3. They define different areas of the home.
So, although you don’t have to use the same flooring throughout your entire home to make it feel larger, coordinating their look and making good transitions will assure that your flooring flows gracefully from space to space.