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Old 01-21-2010, 12:53 PM
 
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Hi all,
I'm wanting to redo my floors in my home. I love the slate or ceramic flooring, however my husband claims this is dated. He thinks hardwood is the way to go. Can someone tell me which is most stylist and practical?
Thanks so much!
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Old 01-21-2010, 01:20 PM
 
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Well, not sure I completely agree with your husband, but I do think most people like hardwoods throughout now. Personally i prefer a harder surface in high traffic areas (kitchen, bath, laundry) and woods in the rest of the house....
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Old 01-21-2010, 03:14 PM
 
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Save the slate/ceramic for the kitchen-
everything else, hardwood.
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Old 01-21-2010, 03:20 PM
 
Location: Richmond, VA
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I like tile in the kitchen and hardwoods everywhere else (EXCEPT in my family room...I like to be a berber b/c of kids and pets)
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Old 01-21-2010, 03:27 PM
 
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I personaly like hardwood or tile. Tile is great if you have a lot of heavy traffic but the grout is a real pain.It`s hard to keep it looking nice. I do think that hardwood is probably the best looking.
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Old 01-21-2010, 10:13 PM
 
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Second cl273 exactly.
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Old 01-21-2010, 11:10 PM
 
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Word is that hardwood floors are the most "value added" floor you can install/have.

There are a lot of nice tile floors, and I do like them, but I think they'll be considered outdated within 5 years.
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Old 01-22-2010, 07:09 AM
 
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Hi all,
I'm wanting to redo my floors in my home. I love the slate or ceramic flooring, however my husband claims this is dated. He thinks hardwood is the way to go. Can someone tell me which is most stylist and practical?
Thanks so much!
Put slate in the kitchens and bathrooms because those areas have too much water for hardwood flooring. Put hardwood flooringe everywhere else. What's dated is carpeting.

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There are a lot of nice tile floors, and I do like them, but I think they'll be considered outdated within 5 years.
Natural stone tile like slate will never be outdated. It's timeless, like hardwood.
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Old 01-22-2010, 07:16 AM
 
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Put slate in the kitchens and bathrooms because those areas have too much water for hardwood flooring. Put hardwood flooringe everywhere else. What's dated is carpeting.


Natural stone tile like slate will never be outdated. It's timeless, like hardwood.
Actually, though hardwood is my favorite floor, it's not timeless. There was an era where virtually every hardwood floor was covered with carpet. Now hardwood floors are back in.

Most things come and go. There was a time when you wouldn't be caught dead putting 4x4 tiles in the bathroom, but now they're back in.
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Old 01-22-2010, 08:08 AM
 
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Natural stone tile like slate will never be outdated. It's timeless, like hardwood.
I agree. Slate is very pretty and you can do pretty much anything with it.
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