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Need help decorating with industrial green tiles.
patriciamaia
December 9, 2012 in Design Dilemma
Field of green tile. Re tile? Make tile work in decor?
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the essentials inside
Hi patriciamaia! Hope you are having a great Monday so far!

Do you live in a place where you "need" tile - like near the beach? Have you thought about wood floors?

Lyvonne
www.essentialsinside.com
0 Likes   December 10, 2012 at 3:59PM
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patriciamaia
Thank you for your response. I don't need the tile and this green tile covers the whole house. Thinking of wall to wall carpet for four bedrooms. This week I will meet with two Interior Decorators, one says keep tile and totally redecorate, the other says jack hammer the tile out completely the redecorate. Big dollars and big mess. Will research wood floors. Any ideas?
1 Like   December 10, 2012 at 4:23PM
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charleee
If allergies aren't an issue in your house, I vote for the wall to wall carpet. Or at least really large area rugs.
1 Like   December 10, 2012 at 5:09PM
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the essentials inside
Love that the 2 designers have completely different perspectives! I like both carpet and tile in theory but to me neither looks as elegant as wood - but that's my personal preference.

Questions to consider - who lives in your home &/or how much foot traffic will there be. Do you have kids, pets?

Lyvonne
www.essentialsinside.com
1 Like   December 11, 2012 at 4:52PM
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the essentials inside
Pretty.....




Lyvonne
www.essentialsinside.com
1 Like   December 11, 2012 at 5:19PM
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Margaret Phillips
I really love the tile,so unusual with a rich earthy flavor. You might start at trend. The dark blue wall seems to clash. Of course your furniture doesn't really work with the floors either. The floor wants to be the star. I'll be interested to see what you do next!
1 Like   December 11, 2012 at 6:10PM
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Carolyn Albert-Kincl, ASID
I would not do wall to wall carpeting everywhere. What I would consider is rugs, primarily seagrass rugs, which I would use in the public areas, mixed with kilim rugs. In the master bedroom, I would remove the tile and put in hardwood flooring. In the other 3 bedrooms, I would do wall to wall seagrass carpeting.

You have some lovely furnishings that should work well in your home. You may have a few changes to make and your designer (you really need to select just one) can help you pull it all together.
Carolyn Albert-Kincl, ASID Harbor Basketweave Seagrass Rug With Sage Binding PB Found Vintage Kilim Rugs
4 Likes   December 11, 2012 at 6:46PM
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Darzy
Patricia...Do you like the green tile? If you do, work with it. Green is the "color for 2013. Did you see this? Here is green inspiration article.

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groveraxle
That looks like the exact tile I have in my kitchen. It's fine there, but I wouldn't want it throughout the whole house. Something to think about: I have to sweep it every day, sometimes twice, and I should mop more than I do. I have dogs and the tile is way more work than my wood floors to keep looking nice.

Don't feel too badly if you decide to jackhammer it out. It's not an expensive tile; it's a screen print on ceramic or porcelain. It will be a mess to take it out, but you might be more satisfied in the long run.
1 Like   December 11, 2012 at 7:36PM
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All 4 Show, LLC
Have you looked into painting tile?? It looks like you have a high sheen finish to the tiles, which might make it very difficult, if not, impossible
...but look into it!!! It might be worth it....good luck....
1 Like   December 11, 2012 at 8:36PM
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champy00
Don't paint them...then you will have scratches and it will eventually look horrible..I have busted out tile in about half of my house..it is a big messy dusty loud job..thankfully we did it before moving in..
1 Like   December 11, 2012 at 8:44PM
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Decorative Overlays
another alternate is concrete overlay! A good company can go right over the tiles. We have a wood grain we do! Below is one we did in a bay window for a client
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patriciamaia
Darzy, yes I know green is the color of 2013, quite ironic for a green tile issue and inspiring at the same time. Thank you for sharing.
2 Likes   December 12, 2012 at 9:19AM
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isabel21
How about placing a laminate wood floor over the tile? There are some really nice products out there now.
1 Like   December 12, 2012 at 9:30AM
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patriciamaia
Cost and mess of re tiling is not an option, just met with a contractor. Thank you all for participating. I will find an Interior Decorator to help me. I will follow up with pictures of this project.
2 Likes   December 13, 2012 at 7:52AM
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the essentials inside
patriciamaia - I'm sure the decorator/designer will help you make it look fabulous, green tiles & all! Can't wait to see how it goes!

Lyvonne
www.essentialsinside.com
1 Like   December 13, 2012 at 8:13AM
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patriciamaia
Re decorating, almost done.
1 Like   January 28, 2013 at 3:25PM
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Carolyn Albert-Kincl, ASID
I'm so pleased that you were able to make the tile work for you!
3 Likes   January 28, 2013 at 3:31PM
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Darzy
Yes. Making it work! Good for you. Love the new art on the wall.
3 Likes   January 28, 2013 at 3:49PM
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the essentials inside
I'm w/ Darzy & Carolyn. SO glad the tile is working. It looks wonderful!

Thanks so much for the update. I'm very happy for you.

Lyvonne
www.essentialsinside.com
1 Like   January 29, 2013 at 8:08PM
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anthip
Love that rug!
1 Like   January 30, 2013 at 12:09AM
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patriciamaia
The rug is all natural hides.
0 Likes   January 30, 2013 at 4:39AM
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patriciamaia
Front entrance outside, front foyer inside.
0 Likes   February 12, 2013 at 2:31PM
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patriciamaia
Green tile floor, not the focus point anymore. Redecorated, new lighting, beautiful room.
0 Likes   February 12, 2013 at 2:35PM
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Danielle Lyn
I'm so glad you didn't carpet!!! It has character! I like it
0 Likes   February 12, 2013 at 2:48PM
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patriciamaia
We sold the house on Monday for $389,009, purchased it in April 2012 for 355,500. Good by green tile!
0 Likes   April 30, 2014 at 7:48AM
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Carolyn Albert-Kincl, ASID
Now there's a wonderful success story, partly thanks to houzz! Congratulations!
1 Like   April 30, 2014 at 6:20PM
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