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Old 07-28-2015, 07:57 AM
 
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Hi all, I am new here and to the world of remodeling and renovation. We are currently working on remodeling our kitchen. We are about half way there. The cabinets and granite counter tops are in place. We just need to pick out floors and backsplash. We definitely want tile floors. I am thinking of porcelain over ceramic. I am attaching a shot of our kitchen as well as the sample of the floor I would like to install. Wife is saying it will be too dark with the floor I selected. We are just having a difficult time visualizing the color combination in a bigger portion. Anyone with a good eye and experience, please help. Thank you!
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Old 07-28-2015, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Johns Creek, GA
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Barn wood tile- now I've seen everything!
I have to agree- too dark. Then again, I wouldn't do tile. Or just upgrade your lighting; cans, more cans, and undercabinet task lighting.

Golden Oak cabinets with Uba-Tuba granite is such a contrast it needs something neutral to calm it down. I'd probably go with some sort of Biege, Tan, Taupe, and coordinate the backsplash with it.
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Old 07-28-2015, 10:07 AM
 
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If the store will let you return it buy a box of those tiles and place them on the floor in your kitchen. That's the only way you'll know if you like it.
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Old 07-28-2015, 11:46 AM
 
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I think those tiles are great, but then again, I don't live there. They should at least let you borrow a sample to take home and sit on the floor for a few days to see if you'd like it.
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Old 07-30-2015, 11:21 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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I actually really like those tiles.

Tek is right - take a few home and lay them out and look at them for a few days. This is a big decision.
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Old 07-31-2015, 11:57 AM
 
Location: Brentwood, Tennessee
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I agree that the barn wood would not look right with the oak cabinets.

I strongly favor wood floors in a kitchen, but if you feel like you have to have tile, I would go with something more beige and uniform. Maybe a type of marble tile.
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Old 07-31-2015, 12:45 PM
 
Location: Denver CO
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I actually really like those tiles.

Tek is right - take a few home and lay them out and look at them for a few days. This is a big decision.
Agree with Kathryn. Lay out a large enough section to really see it and live with it a few days. None of us can say from photos how they will really work in your kitchen.

I will say that I personally am not sure whether the barn wood look is the right match for that shiny dark granite - but seeing it in person will answer that for you.
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Old 07-31-2015, 04:18 PM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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I like the tiles, too. Is the wall color (non-color) the one you are going with? I guess it is a pale grey? In that case, the tile is a perfect, logical choice. You cannot go wrong with the most conservative choice. You can always boost the wow factor, if you want, with a brighter paint or backsplash. Like I said before, best to go on the safer side with the more permanent components of the room.
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Old 08-02-2015, 03:08 PM
 
Location: Florida
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One has to bring it home , lay it down and look at it different times of the day and night.. I looked at tile in the store.. looked completely different down on the floor in my home, looked much darker..

I leave a deposit to take some flooring home and if it isn't right.. bring it back and get my deposit back.. I like what you picked out..has character.. but take it home and see if it works..
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Old 08-04-2015, 09:34 AM
 
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One has to bring it home , lay it down and look at it different times of the day and night.. I looked at tile in the store.. looked completely different down on the floor in my home, looked much darker..
Great advice, that's what I did. And you can't rely on product images, laying out several pieces is the only way to judge.
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