(Closed) help me with tiling choices! pls?

posted 7 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Do you have any pictures of the different tiles you are thinking of for each area? I am such a visual person, I need that!

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper

I think your choice will depend on your lifestyle and if you have any pets! We put white floor tile in one bathroom only and its a bear to keep clean,so I can only imagine a whole house full of it. Rather then be a slave to a floor, why not get something that combines several colors but is still dark enough to hide some of the inevitable dirt that gets tracked in.

We put tannish/ivory Travertine from our foyer through the hall and kitchen. That tile hides everything and was a perfect choice with a dog and cat. We did a similar color in another full bath and a deeper travertine in our master bath. Starting with the one white floor made me rethink my choices of light and bright.

Can you bring some tiles home and place them around where you live right now just to look at them and see how you’ll feel about being surrounded by so much light color?

 

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@ccranetobe: I like that pic that you posted. I don’t think the grey is too unusual, but I do think it could look too sterile or cold without the proper “warm & cozy” furniture/decor. In that pic, there is a nice fluffy rug, pillows and a dark, warm wood color accents.

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I loove those gray tiles!

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

My advice is no white floors, whether it be carpet or tile. White stains, even if you are the extremely clean and neat-freak type it will end up dingy.

And do darker grout, not white grout. White grout looks good for a few months, but it will end up being very obvious where high-traffic areas are (lower traffic areas will be white, higher traffic will be darkened and stained), and you won’t be able to even bleach it out.

I love the grey tile you posted. Except make sure the grout is dark enough to hide stains (looks like white grout int he picture, I’d go with at least medium-to-dark grey grout.).

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

@ccranetobe: no I dont think so at all. I think they are really beautiful. They are neutral at the same time because you can pretty much do any colors with them.

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper

I agree that they look like a good choice, as the color looks more mottled than solid. Good luck and lucky you to have the chance to do a whole house full of great new things!

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I love the grey!  We have white tiles/white grout in our kitchen and half bath.  And seriously they look so gross, as you can see exactly where we walk.  Not cool.  But like I said I LOVE the grey!!!!

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2008 - Winery in the Gold Country

I LOVE white tiled kitchens! 🙂 I don’t think white tile is hard to keep clean, but as abbyful mentioned, white grout is. 

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