A friend recommended an installer, and he came yesterday and ripped out some carpet and is now laying tile. So, in addition to the chaos the puppy has given us, we are in a bit of upheaval with the flooring as well. At least there is an end in sight, and we are really happy with the tile we've chosen. We are going with one tile throughout the entire house - every single area.
So here are some pictures of the floors sans carpet and the upheaval it is causing.