Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Kitchen Floors

A few weeks ago I noticed this in our kitchen/laundry entry way.


A crack across two or more of the ceramic tiles.  Not cool.  A closer look....


First let me say that I've never liked the tiles.  They would have been easier to deal with if they had not been grouted with white grout.  Not our decision.  White grout on a kitchen floor??  It is the bane of my existance.  But, I'm not that irritated about the cracks in the floor because now I can get creative about a replacement.  Here's some inspiration pics for what I've got up my sleeve.


Love the herringbone design but I would really like to do something that would be consistent with the rest of the house.



I seem to be drawn to this design.


Reclaimed wood is definitely the way I'm going to go, mainly because of the cost, which will hopefully be close to free.  :)


I can't wait to get started!  Stay tuned.....

Diana

28 comments:

  1. You amaze and inspire me with your many uses for reclaimed wood! I know whatever you do will be amazing.

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  2. Sounds gorgeous, but reclaimed flooring here is more expensive than new! Of course if you can find a house where they would let YOU remove it, you could probably get a great deal or free! MY hubby would never go the trouble!

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  3. Your inspirations are amazing! I love the layout of the herringbone and all the color variations. I can't wait to see what you come up with.

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  4. Love the 2nd one and last two, hate the herringbone. Would be awful to walk in bare feet on. IMHO.

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  5. i hate my tile and grout too! i've had it professionaly cleaned and it still looks dirty. i think we are going to put down hardwoods in there to match what's down in the den and dining room.

    can't wait to see what you do!

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  6. Ohmygosh! I am so excited to see what you come up with! Your blog is a must read for me- I love everything you do!
    xo Becca

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  7. Another fun project that I can hardly wait to see!!! Love to you, sweet friend! :)

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  8. Another fun project that I can hardly wait to see!!! Love to you, sweet friend! :)

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  9. Another fun project that I can hardly wait to see!!! Love to you, sweet friend! :)

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  10. Floorboards will look much better - Look forward to seeing the finished result!

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  11. love the herringbone!

    http://ladulcivida.blogspot.com/

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  12. Love this! It's going to look great! I love the look of the varying woods.

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  13. Hello Diana, its not very often I find a blog that I have have to read from head to toe - so glad I found you. Sandy x

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  14. my tile isnt cracked but I have disliked it for every day of the 7 years its been down.

    I love all your wood samples and cant wait to see which you choose..

    I am hoping you have some easy brilliant way to get that tile up:) and the grout and mastic below it.. those are the only things that have held me back from wood, so I'll be waiting to see that ya do..

    following , so I wont miss your future projects
    Sonny

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  15. Looking forward to seeing what you choose

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  16. Hi Diana! Oh boy, I'm playing catch up with a few of your posts since being away in MI, but man is it fun! You have been busy with lots of neat projects! I can't wait to see what you do with the floor. It is funny, we have a similar problem with our tile flooring... I hate it and it is in bad shape. It is a project my hubby has to take on, hopefully he will do it soon! Anyway, I can't wait to see how it turns out!

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  17. Whatever you choose, it will be stunning!

    xo
    Pat

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  18. Okay, I'm SUPER excited to see what you end up doing! I am crazy about your reclaimed wood posts! I know this one will be no exception!

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  19. Where does someone get reclaimed wood?

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  20. I would love to know where anyone looks for reclaimed wood as well!! :)

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  21. Tile cracks are never cool. Hardwood for a kitchen floor It’s definitely a good idea! Wood floorings add charm, value and comfort to your kitchen space. They are warm and great for room designs. Good luck, Diana!

    Sophie Heinicke

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  22. The reclaimed wood look is one that I love in the kitchen, helps to give an authentic, rustic look.

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  23. What type of design do you have in your bathroom? If you want that rustic and vintage look for your kitchen, then, you selected the right type of flooring. Reclaimed wood looks a bit old, but with a proper maintenance and waxing, it should be able to regain its former appeal.

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  24. Aside from countertops, lighting fixtures, and other kitchen accessories, the floor design is also important as it gives the kitchen a whole new look. I suggest that households should go with quality flooring that could last for years. Be it a marble, ceramic, or wooden type, the lifespan should be prioritized in choosing flooring type.

    Elinor Haswell

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  25. Is it finished already? I hope to see what floor design you chose! :) You can’t definitely go wrong with reclaimed wood. It exudes a superb and unique look, and by using recycled green building material, you’re taking a good first step in making the switch to greener living,

    Louie Cunningham

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  26. A small crack will surely cost a lot. I suggest that you pick the best flooring material that is doubly durable. I assume that you’ve found the right material for your kitchen as of now. So, how’s everything, can I have a glimpse of your newly repaired kitchen? =)

    Gabrielle Jeromy

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  27. Great job. I like wood flooring for kitchen floor because it gives special nuance to the room. Get more information about Cork tiles for kitchen

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