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View Poll Results: Best floor for DFW
Carpet 0 0%
Wood 18 46.15%
Marble/travertine/mosaic/Tile 20 51.28%
Laminate 1 2.56%
Voters: 39. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-14-2013, 12:34 PM
 
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Its a 2001 cookie cutter so anything would work. Spanish & Mediterranean architectural style serves warm climate well so I it's my preferred source of inspiration. I wouldn't do wood in kitchen even if it became vogue.
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Old 04-14-2013, 02:29 PM
 
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Climate isn't an issue unless it is outdoors.

This is an odd thread.
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Old 04-14-2013, 03:01 PM
 
Location: Grapevine, Texas
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I wouldn't do wood in kitchen even if it became vogue.
Totally agree here! I hear of people putting hardwood or even laminate in their kitchens and I just can't believe it. How can you keep it clean? Grease stains, spills, etc. I have Ceramic tile in my kitchen, and about the only other thing I would even consider would be high-end linoleum. To me, anything that's even slightly porous would just end up disgusting!
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Old 04-14-2013, 03:15 PM
 
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Climate isn't an issue unless it is outdoors.

This is an odd thread.
I find it odd that architecture, material and design choices ignore our climate. People decorate homes like they are living in Wyoming.
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Old 04-14-2013, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Where I live.
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I prefer all-tile. It's nice and cool in the summers, not bad in the winter.....and dog-proof, easy to keep clean. Just put down area rugs if it bothers you in the winter. Mine doesn't, not even here in northern NM. I'm going all-tile again in the next house, hopefully my last.

If wood and wood-laminate get wet, that's all she wrote. The entire floor will have to be replaced.
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Old 04-14-2013, 10:18 PM
 
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Its a 2001 cookie cutter so anything would work. Spanish & Mediterranean architectural style serves warm climate well so I it's my preferred source of inspiration. I wouldn't do wood in kitchen even if it became vogue.
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Totally agree here! I hear of people putting hardwood or even laminate in their kitchens and I just can't believe it. How can you keep it clean? Grease stains, spills, etc. I have Ceramic tile in my kitchen, and about the only other thing I would even consider would be high-end linoleum. To me, anything that's even slightly porous would just end up disgusting!
I have wood in my kitchen and love it. It is 13 years old and looks great. Dogs (including an 80lb one), kids, pool, drops, spills, broken glasses/plates, etc and it still looks great. It is really easy to keep clean. I've had ceramic tile in the kitchen and the real wood is much easier to keep clean as you are not dealing with grout. Grout is porous and can trap things and stain. Wood is also easier on your feet and knees as it is a natural product and does have a bit of a "give". Wood is sealed with a poly coat to protect it so it is not porous.
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Old 04-15-2013, 10:17 AM
 
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I've decided to use all three. I'll do travertine in foyer, kitchen, living and baths. Wood would go in formals, study and downstairs bedrooms. Upstairs beds would get new carpet.
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Old 04-15-2013, 10:29 AM
 
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Doesn't matter really..But natural materials, especially wood, are almost always going to look better and make the home feel more comfortable and warmer. Hardwood is possibly the best material, for any residential flooring application, with the exception of maybe high traffic areas. But even then, you can just refinish it instead of replacing it.

I personally think there are pros and cons, and it comes down to personal preference, and what future buyers will want- if you care about that sort of thing..Wood is almost always going to be at the top of the list for most people.
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Old 04-15-2013, 10:36 AM
 
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Wood & marble are timeless universal favorites.
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Old 04-15-2013, 02:16 PM
 
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Marble is more suitable for Texas climate. Both Marble and Wood are excellent so go for a good mix. All wood or all marble obsession makes it too monotonous.
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