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Ktchen floor Tile ver. wood

icebaby007December 12, 2012
I need help with my floors in the kitchen..I have walnut wood floors leading into the open dinning room/kitchen... Of course when I went back to the floor place they no longer make my wood floor..so I was wondering should I do Travertine floor or go with a lighter wood floor for my dinning /kitchen? Would it look weird with two different wood floors next to one another?
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Keerthi Naidu
Have you considered hardwood tiles for your kitchen? Then you don't have to deal with real wood floors in your kitchen - tile is so much easier!
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    Bookmark   December 12, 2012 at 2:20PM
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I just don't know what would look good or not. I should of took the wood floors through out the house and I did not...now I have a living room and a family room wood floor..should I do tile or wood...I don't think I like the tile wood...
    Bookmark   December 12, 2012 at 2:51PM
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You might want to check whether a wood flooring specialist could match your existing floors to continue them into the kitchen. Just because the place you bought them has discontinued that wood and stain combination doesn't mean it can't be reproduced. We matched a new floor to a 90 year old one when we built a great room addition. The specialist our GC brought in identified the wood type and tried out a number of different of stain colors and layers until he got a perfect match. Of course the old floors have some age and shrinkage gaps between the wood that the new floors don't, but otherwise they are identical. So if you can match 90 year old floors, I suspect they can do something to match newer ones. But if you go this route insist on seeing a sample before installation, just to make sure it really is a match.
    Bookmark   December 12, 2012 at 2:58PM
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So what your saying is if I go with a different color or type of hardwood floor it would look stupid haha I guess at the time we put the floors in we thought we would tile the kitchen and dinning area..that's what was in style at the time..now I see hardwood in the kitchens all the time and it looks amazing..
    Bookmark   December 12, 2012 at 3:08PM
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Actually, no. I think all three options could work. I just didn't want you to dismiss the possibility of a continuous and matching one. Tile or travertine would definitely work in the kitchen with hardwood elsewhere, and that would be my choice if you can't match. Two different woods is a bit trickier, but not out of the question. Some years ago I lived in a house from 1918 that had ash floors in the kitchen, white oak in the living and dining rooms and wide plank pine upstairs in the bedrooms. It was all stained the same color and looked lovely. It was very common in that day to use different styles of wood for different rooms with different functions. But that house also had thresholds between each room to mark the transitions.
    Bookmark   December 12, 2012 at 3:13PM
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