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Old 03-03-2012, 04:20 PM
 
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My install of glass tile on the fireplace. Still has a glaze as I'm in the process of getting my tile installed.


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Old 03-04-2012, 10:55 AM
 
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My install of glass tile on the fireplace. Still has a glaze as I'm in the process of getting my tile installed.

looks great. I'm going to have something similar.
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Old 03-10-2012, 05:03 PM
 
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We just ripped up the carpet in our new home to put in tile. The builder was going to charge way too much for hardwood or tile. Our house is 4100 sq ft. We put in a nice Travertine, in the Versaille pattern. I prefer hardwood, but I have had hardwood (including a dark bamboo) in several houses and it was a pain to clean it. By that I mean the streak marks from mopping. I would have to get down on my hands and knees and buff it dry so no streaks were left. Of course then I would see footprints 3 hours later, which also ticked me off...this was dark wood. If you do go with hardwood, go with a medium, hand-scrapped wood. They hide scratches and dirt a little better. Tile however, wins hands down for me as I have 3 young kids and a large dog. We also have a pool and you have to walk from the back of the house to the front just to use the bathroom. Of course my kids could care less how much water they leave on the floor! I tend to not like different floors throughout houses, but I have seen it done nicely in some houses. Wood will scratch, and scratch easy. Even if it's engineered. My goal is to go back to hardwood once my kids are out of my house...until then, I love my tile and how easy it is to maintain it. What I would strongly recommend is let the builder put in carpet, wait until your youngest is walking easily and not dropping stuff, let the kids ruin the carpet...and then upgrade. Carpet doesn't hurt so much when toddlers fall down!
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