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Old 02-07-2016, 07:28 PM
 
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I'm renovating my family room soon and I want to remove the ancient carpet in there and put down wood-look tile. I had no idea there were so many brands! Does anyone have a favorite for a couple in their mid-30's with two active children? We want something durable, easy to clean, and pretty. Also... any ideas what the price per square foot should be?
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Old 02-07-2016, 11:05 PM
 
Location: Johns Creek, GA
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If this is what you're dead set on-

Go with the cheapest crap you can find! It is sooooo trendy right now:

tren-dy (adj); here today, gone tomorrow.

Meaning- you'll be so over it in a couple of years you'll want to rip that out and do something more "timeless" like real hardwood flooring.
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Old 02-08-2016, 05:07 AM
 
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We went thru Home Depot they had Montagna Gunstock , its a hand-scraped wood look porcelain tile, and it actually looks like wood when installed with a narrow grout line. I don't think its trendy at all. It will last along time. Its 2.39 a square foot. Its easy to care for and it looks beautiful. Every person that comes in our house thinks its wood flooring and compliments us. For children and pets its a perfect flooring.
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Old 02-10-2016, 07:00 AM
 
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If this is what you're dead set on-

Go with the cheapest crap you can find! It is sooooo trendy right now:

tren-dy (adj); here today, gone tomorrow.

Meaning- you'll be so over it in a couple of years you'll want to rip that out and do something more "timeless" like real hardwood flooring.




What a rude remark... the OP was NOT looking for opinions on what you think about wood tile.








We put in porcelain wood tile that we purchased from Lowes. It turned out really nice looking for us. We have had a ton of compliments on it. Here is the link to the ones we purchased...


Shop Style Selections Brazilian Pecan Natural Glazed Porcelain Indoor/Outdoor Floor Tile (Common: 6-in x 36-in; Actual: 5.75-in x 35.75-in) at Lowes.com




We just walked into Lowes and took them home ourselves. For any of the chipped or screwy looking tiles, we set them aside and just took them back. It was no big deal.
Good luck with your choice...there are so many to choose from!
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Old 02-10-2016, 08:50 AM
 
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Not sure of brands, but I would go with a flat finish. I've seen the fake wood tile in a glossy finish, and it's probably hard to keep clean looking, as well as it screams fake looking to me. I would also go with grout lines as small and narrow as possible.
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Old 02-11-2016, 07:36 PM
 
Location: The beautiful Rogue Valley, Oregon
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Check the tile for crown and cup (aka "lippage") - a lot of the wood-look tiles are long and narrow and can be pretty bad. Lay several of the tiles on the floor and see if you can rock them. Flip the tile over and try it again. The worse the rock, the less the tile can be overlapped to get a running pattern.

We put a grey barnwood tile in the laundry room and I love it, but it was hard to put in because of lippage. I had to use a fairly thick thinset bed and be very careful with the placement of tile and the overlap.
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Old 02-11-2016, 08:54 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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We put the stuff from home depot in our rental unit, it is quite nice. Just keep the grout lines small and the same color as the tile, it will be beautiful.
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Old 02-12-2016, 12:28 PM
 
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If this is what you're dead set on-

Go with the cheapest crap you can find! It is sooooo trendy right now:

tren-dy (adj); here today, gone tomorrow.

Meaning- you'll be so over it in a couple of years you'll want to rip that out and do something more "timeless" like real hardwood flooring.
The room is on a slab, so I don't think hardwood is in my future. But thanks for the suggestion.
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Old 02-12-2016, 12:30 PM
 
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We put in porcelain wood tile that we purchased from Lowes. It turned out really nice looking for us. We have had a ton of compliments on it. Here is the link to the ones we purchased...


Shop Style Selections Brazilian Pecan Natural Glazed Porcelain Indoor/Outdoor Floor Tile (Common: 6-in x 36-in; Actual: 5.75-in x 35.75-in) at Lowes.com




We just walked into Lowes and took them home ourselves. For any of the chipped or screwy looking tiles, we set them aside and just took them back. It was no big deal.
Good luck with your choice...there are so many to choose from!
I just sent that link to my husband! Great color.

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We went thru Home Depot they had Montagna Gunstock , its a hand-scraped wood look porcelain tile, and it actually looks like wood when installed with a narrow grout line. I don't think its trendy at all. It will last along time. Its 2.39 a square foot. Its easy to care for and it looks beautiful. Every person that comes in our house thinks its wood flooring and compliments us. For children and pets its a perfect flooring.
I like this too. Thank you for the tips!
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Old 02-12-2016, 07:50 PM
 
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I was at a flooring and design place today and looked at some of these myself. I am thinking of maybe putting it in my upstairs bathroom someday -- not this year, too many other projects going on right now.

I have used a porcelain tile that looks like slate in my entrance way and half-bath and am putting it in my kitchen and front hallway next. I love it, it looks like slate, but is maintenance free. It is really amazing what they can do with porcelain tile these days.
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