Post # 1
We may be buying a house soon! Putting an offer in this weekend! The house needs new flooring throughout pretty much the entire house. which do you think would look better:
The same wood flooring throughout (med dark color) or wood everywhere but tile in the kitchen & extra den area (next to the kitchen)
I feel like 2400 sq ft of the same wood flooring may be too much wood & thought tile might break it up a bit but I’m not sure.
Opinions? Bathrooms would obviously not be wood floors.
Post # 3
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
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.
Post # 5
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
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 # 7
Thank you for all your responses! We are first time home buyers so we don’t have too much knowledge. we have been researching a lot online.
Terrezoo is something i have never heard of. I can’t seem to find a good explanation online. Is it a type of tile or solid flooring with no grout? A type of flooring with no grout is very appealing as grout gets so dirty and is hard to clean.
Post # 8
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
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
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
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
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.