Oct 16, 2009 5:40 pm
Hi, I am in the process of looking at floor covering for the kitchen/family room.
We want the kitchen to have tiles and the family room (plus rest of house) to have timber floors....anyone have any images of tiles and timber flooring in one room ?
Re: Timber floor and tiles in one room ?3
Oct 16, 2009 5:56 pm
Have a look at some of the houses on this site http://www.cleverdesign.com.au/bluestone.html . Look at the following houses
If you go through the pictures you'll find some that have floor boards and either tiles or polished concrete in the same room. BTW this is the site of the designer who has designed our home-to-be. Can't wait for ours to be finished.
We have a hand-over date...15/10...but I won't hold my breath!
Re: Timber floor and tiles in one room ?4
Oct 16, 2009 6:06 pm
It can look fine depending on the tiles.
Are you building on a slab or piers? The main thing to overcome will be achieving the same finished floor height between the two
I am building on slab....
Re: Timber floor and tiles in one room ?6
Oct 16, 2009 6:19 pm
What sort of timber floors are you having ? If you are using an engineered type floor,which is about 15mm thick, then the tiles will line up with it. If you are using thicker floor, then you could always build the tile base up to match.
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Re: Timber floor and tiles in one room ?8
Oct 17, 2009 2:45 pm
So you want floorboards generally, but tiles in the kitchen? Why?
In my mind, floorboards would be preferable in the kitchen too, so why not just continue them into the kitchen? In kitchens, you can have pots & pans dropping, and tiles can crack & chip. With floorboards, they might dent, but can be filled and refinished with the rest of the floor. Grout will take some cleaning from time to time too.
Another option is to have cork in the kitchen, offering some cushion, which can be much kinder on those who spend lots of time cooking etc. Its a nice resilient surface that can blend well with your hard floors. Much better than tiles in my book! But of course, its your place, so do as you wish!
Re: Timber floor and tiles in one room ?9
Oct 18, 2009 1:42 pm
Thanks everyone...we have decided to go with complete floorboards for the ground level.
Now is between the engineered floorboards & real timber floorboards.......
Re: Timber floor and tiles in one room ?10
Oct 21, 2009 8:37 am
we are also thinking about tiles for kitchen and timber everywhere else on ground floor, but after reading this thread, I'm also thinking timber throughout.
floating vs solid is our question as well. I see you are in Sydney, check this place out
We went there on Saturday and the guy spent 20minutes explaining the differences even though I am a year away from needing the timber
Their prices are competitive too, imo
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