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Unread 02-19-2012, 07:28 PM
 
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Question Kitchen flooring dilemma.

We have the same ceramic tile in the living room, kitchen and family room which all run together in a straight line.
We want to remodel the kitchen which is located between the 2 rooms. The remodel includes shifting everything around. Meaning moving the sink to the opposite side and the stove to another wall as well. By doing this, there will be patches left without tile. I've tried to locate the same tile in various stores and looks like they no longer carry it. We cannot afford to spend the money on the living room and family room floors right now and I think having a totally different tile in the kitchen will look bad.
What do you think? Do you think it would look ok? Do you know of any inexpensive solution? The current tile is a light blue marbeled effect over white background.
Any ideas/recommendations will be appreciated.

Thanks,

Margie
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Unread 02-20-2012, 07:34 PM
 
Location: Harrisburg Area, PA
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How's about looking into some engineered wood flooring or cork... that may look nice in the kitchen area and still match up to the tile in the other rooms

Todd Stull
Enola, Pa
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Unread 02-20-2012, 08:43 PM
 
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We have the same ceramic tile in the living room, kitchen and family room which all run together in a straight line.
We want to remodel the kitchen which is located between the 2 rooms. The remodel includes shifting everything around. Meaning moving the sink to the opposite side and the stove to another wall as well. By doing this, there will be patches left without tile. I've tried to locate the same tile in various stores and looks like they no longer carry it. We cannot afford to spend the money on the living room and family room floors right now and I think having a totally different tile in the kitchen will look bad.
What do you think? Do you think it would look ok? Do you know of any inexpensive solution? The current tile is a light blue marbeled effect over white background.
Any ideas/recommendations will be appreciated.

Thanks,

Margie
Provide a picture so I can see the flow.
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Unread 02-20-2012, 09:05 PM
 
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We have the same ceramic tile in the living room, kitchen and family room which all run together in a straight line.
We want to remodel the kitchen which is located between the 2 rooms. The remodel includes shifting everything around. Meaning moving the sink to the opposite side and the stove to another wall as well. By doing this, there will be patches left without tile. I've tried to locate the same tile in various stores and looks like they no longer carry it. We cannot afford to spend the money on the living room and family room floors right now and I think having a totally different tile in the kitchen will look bad.
What do you think? Do you think it would look ok? Do you know of any inexpensive solution? The current tile is a light blue marbeled effect over white background.
Any ideas/recommendations will be appreciated.

Thanks,

Margie
Im seeing a "tile rug" mixing old and new tiles to tie the three areas together.
Carefully remove the old tiles to accomodate the new tiles and save them to patch the bare spots.
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Unread 02-20-2012, 09:33 PM
 
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why not check out good laminate since you don't want real wood in a kitchen because of water.
I do think it could be installed over your existing tile. Maybe an all white tile also would blend in or that pretty brick color tile they show.
they even have wood with a brick patten which is pretty.
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Unread 02-21-2012, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Lexington, SC
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We have the same ceramic tile in the living room, kitchen and family room which all run together in a straight line.
We want to remodel the kitchen which is located between the 2 rooms. The remodel includes shifting everything around. Meaning moving the sink to the opposite side and the stove to another wall as well. By doing this, there will be patches left without tile. I've tried to locate the same tile in various stores and looks like they no longer carry it. We cannot afford to spend the money on the living room and family room floors right now and I think having a totally different tile in the kitchen will look bad.
What do you think? Do you think it would look ok? Do you know of any inexpensive solution? The current tile is a light blue marbeled effect over white background.
Any ideas/recommendations will be appreciated.

Thanks,

Margie

I prefer tile in the kitchen so maybe you could "lock" the two tiled areas together with a solid color tile that "matchs/accents" with the two tiled areas. Such as solid white or solid blue.

Another way might be new blue accent around the edges of the kitchen if the center of the new kitchen can still be the older tile.

Otherwise I say laminate flooring and one that pieces of can easily be replaced if damaged.
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Unread 02-21-2012, 11:52 PM
 
Location: Lost in Montana *recalculating*...
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How's about looking into some engineered wood flooring or cork... that may look nice in the kitchen area and still match up to the tile in the other rooms

Todd Stull
Enola, Pa
That's what I would do. Mix up the flooring a bit and break up the scheme. Although good laminate is not necessarily cheap.
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Unread 02-23-2012, 10:23 AM
 
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It is not my favorite solution but it beats the others: carefully cut out the tiles that will be under the cabinets/appliances in their new positions. Reuse it where it will be seen. Patch in flooring of the same thickness in the spots where the old tile was "grafted out"...
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