(Closed) House Flooring

posted 9 years ago in Home
  • poll: Wood through entire house or combo of wood & tile?
    Wood flooring for entire 2400 sq ft : (7 votes)
    19 %
    Wood then tile in kitchen & den area : (29 votes)
    81 %
    Other : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I would break up the wood by putting in some tile in the kitchen/den.  I agree that a whole house full of dark hardwood might be a bit much.

    Plus, I see you’re from South Florida so tile flooring seems very fitting for a house there, IMO.  I might even do more than just the kitchen/den.

    Post # 4
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    2599 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I would put the wood in only the bedroom and maybe living areas.  I would do tile throughout the rest, even terazzo maybe 🙂 I loved having that in my house in Miami.

    Good luck!

    Post # 5
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    5669 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I love hardwood floors and would never have a house without them, but I prefer tile in the kitchen. I would so the mixture of the two in your new house. And congrats!

    Post # 6
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    3525 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Especially because you live in a hot climate I would go with hardwood in bedrooms and living areas and tile in kitchen/bathrooms, etc.

    And yes if I could afford it I would splurge for terrazzo in kitchen as well! 🙂

    Post # 8
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    3343 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I voted for the second option, but I would put tile in the bathrooms too.  I’ve seen “fake” tile at Home Depot.  It is a laminate material that clicks together, just like the fake wood floors, and some of them come with the foam backing attached.  Watching hubs instal the floors in our house, I can say that traditional grout + tile is such a pain.  The wood floor went in so much faster and there is no waiting time after installation!

    Post # 9
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    550 posts
    Busy bee

    I would not put wood in the kitchen! You have to treat wood very carefully and it really should not get wet so kitchens are not the best for that since you have to clean up often. I love my tile on my downstairs because it also allows for radiant heat and I can use my hoover floormate!

    Post # 10
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    1940 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I agree all wood flooring is a bit much for some, but not us. We are actually going to do this in our next house we built as we’ve seen our builder do it more and more and I love it. Wood flooring is not like it use to be and YES you can put it in the kitchen and even 1/2 bath. If you get bored easily, I’d say break it up. I have wood floors in my living room, foyer and dining and I actually don’t like that our kitchen doesn’t flow with it together.

    Post # 11
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    3538 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Sounds devine! I would do wood throughout.. but thats just me. I like consistent flooring. My parents actually have wood in there bathroom except for the shower and two tile widths from the shower. It looks so good! mind you there’s is a light wood floor and then with black tile in bathroom floor.

    Each to their own! love to see piccies!

    Post # 12
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    While I love wood flooring, in my next place I will not be getting it in my kitchen! We’ve got natural Maple, which looks nice, but in the right light you can see all the dings and scratches. I know with darker you will see it even more.

    My problem is dropping things in the kitchen – like a fork, knife, something out of the fridge, etc. Everything seems to ding hardwood now. Yes, you can refinish it, but I’d rather just put a higher grade tile in (there are various grades). When we redid the basement, we put in a porcelian tile, I think it was grade 4.We also put tile in the basement bath, which was vinyl before.

    Just remember resale when picking colors, especially if you don’t plan to stay forever. Our place now has some funny choices (maple hardwood for one is not as common here), including black tile in the hall bath, and black/green marble in the master bath. Not my first choice, but the original owner had picked it.

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