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« on: January 19, 2009 03:50:11 PM »

So I guess the subject line says it all but if you want a background story read on.

We have/had laminate wood flooring in our living room well our washer flooded the kitchen and living room (again!!) this morning. We ended up having to pull up all the flooring, the flooring has been layed three times so far, the original time we screwed up, the second time to fix the screw up and the third time cause the first time the washer flooded the house.

We're going to have to relay the floor unfortunately a lot of the flooring is damaged. We're now faced with the option of buying new flooring. My Hubby wants to lay tile, most likely ceramic, in the living room and kitchen. This could be cool if we lived in FL/CA/AZ but we don't we live in Alabama and intend to sell in less then 5 years. I think it's a bad idea for the living room, what do you think?

Cliff note version: My Husband wants to put tile in the living room, we live in AL. And I think it's a bad idea.


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« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2009 09:57:36 AM »

Tile is a complicated thing, more than people realize. Your subfloor needs to be strong enough to support the weight of the tile without flexing - any movement there and you will get cracks in your grout very quickly. Wood is a much warmer look and I would stick with that and get a new washer. Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2009 12:20:46 AM »

Actually, I lived in Mississippi a few years back, and the house I rented was completely tiled.  I thought it was really cool, especially on those hot summer days when it was 102 degrees with 200% humidity.  It looked sharp too.  Very modern, and very easy to clean.  They had used 12 in ceramic tiles, sage greenish with white grout.  I wish I had a picture, but it looked good.  It went very well with my faux suede tan couch and loveseat.  Well, theres my 2 cents. Hope that helped.
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« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2009 09:41:56 AM »

Thanks for your opinion guys. I've salvaged what I could from the flooring and we still have about 3 cases left so I'm hoping we'll have enough to just redo it. Just need to get some motivation and do it...again. At least looking at all the tile on the internet gave me some inspiration for my kitche flooring.


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