Laying ceramic tile directly over the existing floor is not an option since it would not adhere and would come up over a period of time. Placing DuRock underlayment over the existing tiles is not an option per my flooring contractor. I’m told the only solutions that I have at this point are to have a general contractor that is licensed in abatement rip the tile out, and then install Durock followed by ceramic.
Another option: install a floating engineered hardwood or laminate (either wood or tile look).
Someone suggested Edge Flooring - not an option after reading reviews of the product.
I don't want to replicate wood since I already have natural hardwood floors in the rest of the house. My first choice is ceramic or porcelain. Any thoughts on bamboo? Any suggestions or ideas most welcome.