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The Home Ownership Thread

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Douglas, Jan 31, 2012.

  1. brokencycle

    brokencycle Senior member

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    I am not sharing with this thread. You're all vicious. I do want to share a picture of this Japanese shade that I inherited from my aunt - apparently it has been in the family for at least four or five generations.
     
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    Yuck, I hate materials made to look like other materials. That wood tile is also the cheapest tile you can possibly get, and people know it.

    Open the wallet and get a decent tile.
     
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    I kind of prefer a softer feel of the floor in the kitchen. What do you think of a wooden floor in the kitchen? Is it a bad idea?
     
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    I hear you and think you're making the wise move.
     
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    I like it. My bathroom in my new master bedroom has a wood floor. It won't be easy to keep clean in a kitchen, so you'd have to look past that.

    I am also a fan of a brick floor for a kitchen, but not many seem to agree.
     
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    Just as long as it is hardwood and not a laminate. My in laws went through several laminates that all developed deep scratches before they had to start over with a full hardwood.
     
  7. Ataturk

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    If you use narrow lines and sandless grout that's a shade darker than the tile, wood tile's grout lines look like relieved edges or a bit of a loose fit. It's not distracting at all.

    I definitely prefer fake wood to brick or stone/stone-look tile that makes a kitchen or bathroom look like a cave or dungeon.
     
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  8. brokencycle

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    We did a "linen look" tile in the kitchen that I was very happy with.
     
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    We have hardwood in the kitchen and the only issue I have noticed is that we surprisingly drip a lot of water all over it so I am drying water spots up quite a bit.
     
  10. idfnl

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    What is this?



    What is the floor finished with?
     
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    It was never poly so I think just the stain at some point.
     
  13. SkinnyGoomba

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    Depends on how you are and the risk that you are willing to take.

    I have 2-3 friends recently that have replaced and otherwise repaired tile floors due to water damage, so that is not totally risk free unless you have a substrate fit for an area that will be waterproofed.

    Wood shows this damage differently, often warping and discoloring, so your best bet is to avoid soaking the floor in any case.

    There is some risk, if you have a refrigerator defrost on you, good chance the floor will be affected by it. All things considered I'd rather have a wood floor than anything else.
     
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  14. idfnl

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    Try Waterlox, it's what I use on my floor. Water never seems to penetrate it and it gives the floor a really nice natural matte finish. Its a tung oil based product.
     
  15. Piobaire

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    Some major progress today. Here's how the firepit and bench/walls are looking:

    [​IMG]
     
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  16. RedLantern

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    Looking good!

    The little holes in the travertine look strange on my monitor, but I'm sure they get filled in gradually with dirt and sand etc. Plus it probably makes them less slick when wet.
     
  17. brokencycle

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    Ugh, this election is screwing up my house buying.... rates are up to 4% today. Monday they were 3.5%.
     
  18. idfnl

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    You should have locked in before the election
     
  19. brokencycle

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    Thank you captain obvious, but I didn't have a house yet to lock in a rate.
     
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