I'm doing a kitchen remodel in my small, 1928 English cottage on a tight, tight budget, which means prioritizing ruthlessly. I have the cabinets nailed down (oyster) but am struggling with the flooring and countertop materials. The adjacent rooms have original oak hardwood floors. Extending them into the kitchen would look beautiful but I'm not sure it's practical for a high traffic area plus the cost is a big concern. I think marmoleum is probably the best affordable, period appropriate option, but I'm having trouble visualizing countertops and backsplash that will work with it. I don't like shiny, sparkly countertops (granite) and I don't think it would work with marmoleum anyway. The designer is recommending quartz but I'm not sure. I love tile even though everyone seems to hates it. Help! What can I use for countertops and backsplash that is affordable, period appropriate and works with marmoleum?