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Tile Match (by Steve [OH]) Mar 12, 2018 6:27 AM
       Tile Match (by AllyM [NJ]) Mar 12, 2018 7:53 AM
       Tile Match (by Dave [MO]) Mar 12, 2018 8:03 AM
       Tile Match (by Tom [FL]) Mar 12, 2018 8:48 AM
       Tile Match (by Vee [OH]) Mar 12, 2018 9:20 AM
       Tile Match (by LindaJ [NY]) Mar 12, 2018 9:48 AM
       Tile Match (by Nellie [ME]) Mar 12, 2018 2:48 PM
       Tile Match (by cjo'h [CT]) Mar 12, 2018 3:08 PM
       Tile Match (by cjo'h [CT]) Mar 12, 2018 5:50 PM
       Tile Match (by cjo'h [CT]) Mar 12, 2018 5:55 PM
       Tile Match (by Lynda [TX]) Mar 12, 2018 9:10 PM

Tile Match (by Steve [OH]) Posted on: Mar 12, 2018 6:27 AM

I'm using Gray Screen (#7071 / light gray) from Sherwin Williams on the walls. I'm looking for color input on the ceramic floor tile which I'll probably buy from Lowes. I'm leaning toward light tan. This is a kitchen. Thank you..!! --75.187.xx.xx

Tile Match (by AllyM [NJ]) Posted on: Mar 12, 2018 7:53 AM

The grout will be black green and other mold colors soon so you may want to pick something that goes with the color of yuck. Sorry, it's just not something I would do. I hate cleaning and replacing grout. I use high quality vinyl tiles and extra glue and keep a box for emergencies to replace when someone drops a hot frying pan on the floor. You will have to dig yours out and I just use a linoleum knife. --69.141.xxx.xxx

Tile Match (by Dave [MO]) Posted on: Mar 12, 2018 8:03 AM

Steve, is this for a flip or rental?

Ally, is right on about the color. I started using black grout like you see in bathrooms at restaurants, because that all be the color in your rental after the first tenant. I would consider vinyl plank flooring for rental. Tile or vinyl plank flooring to sell, just depends on your area and price range when selling. --159.118.xx.xxx

Tile Match (by Tom [FL]) Posted on: Mar 12, 2018 8:48 AM

If you plan to flip it or rent it AND its a high end unit. You may want to install porclein tile. If it gets chipped it will not show like ceramic. The grout made today are better than in the past. Of course tenants are not going to keep a place clean the way you would expect. Keep the grout the same color as the flooring.

Go to Lowes and Lumber Liquidators in your area talk to the salesperson about the top 3 best sellers of flooring for your area. And let them show you what they are then you decide what you want to install. The one thing I would NOT install is carpet and laminate. Consider if you have to replace carpet every 5 years and lets say you decide to install Cali Bamboo. Cali Bamboo is a harder surface than oak or maple. If you want a harder surface consider the exotic woods. Of course wood gets a flood from a water source in the house and you will have damage. Porclein tile will not get damaged in a flood of course you will want to dry the place out as quickly as well.

Go to Zillow and check out the flooring choices that are being used.

Do your own test buy a few samples of the top choices at Lowes and Lumber Liquidators: wood/bamboo/exotic woods, vinyl click flooring and porclein. Get a bucket and submerge all the samples in the bucket and see what happens in a 24 hour period when you remove the samples.

The higher end click vinyl floors are nice and have a more durable surface. NO GROUT LINES. What ever flooring you decide install it in the entire unit. One flooring gives the house a very nice look.

Any flooring can get damaged by a tenant with furniture or other objects. Painted concrete may be your better option???

Brad20K installed luan; stained it and poly'd them; it looks GREAT!!!

Of course when you do this you have to be careful with the joints that they look good.

PLUS it all depends on YOUR BUDGET???

Best of Success with it.


Tile Match (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Mar 12, 2018 9:20 AM

I use a color from HD called haystack, mix one bag unsanded with sanded, the unsanded floats up making a very smooth finish, I never use a dark tile, always want that bright clean look. --76.188.xxx.xx

Tile Match (by LindaJ [NY]) Posted on: Mar 12, 2018 9:48 AM

I don't like mixing greys and beiges so much. I would try to get a tile that is not solid, has some streaks or spots or shading and more in the black, grey, white color family. Maybe some grey green or grey blue. But that is what I do do and I admit, I don't always see the undertones on colors like some people can. --96.236.xx.xx

Tile Match (by Nellie [ME]) Posted on: Mar 12, 2018 2:48 PM

I'm with Linda. I wouldn't mix brown/tan/beige with gray walls unless the tile has a mix of brown and gray. Travasino trevi tile from HD might work if the gray has some brown undertones. --64.222.xxx.xxx

Tile Match (by cjo'h [CT]) Posted on: Mar 12, 2018 3:08 PM

I go to Lowes or Home Depot and see what they have,if there is something I like,that's the one I get.Don't care what other people think............charlie................................................................ --174.199.xx.xx

Tile Match (by cjo'h [CT]) Posted on: Mar 12, 2018 5:50 PM

Steve, try Home Depot,they have some nice patterns and designs, down at the back,not up front..........charlie..................................................if it's for your own house and you do your own work,then splurge............................................................... --174.199.xx.xx

Tile Match (by cjo'h [CT]) Posted on: Mar 12, 2018 5:55 PM

Steve ,light tan is usually the most reasonable of all,even at the Tile places,try the local supply placed too.......charlie........................................................................... --174.199.xx.xx

Tile Match (by Lynda [TX]) Posted on: Mar 12, 2018 9:10 PM

Steve, I give another vote to Linda's idea of NOT mixing tans/beiges with gray. If the gray color is already on the walls, go with a complimenting color in the same hue. Pick a medium gray (whether tile, click vinyl,etc) and use a slightly darker grout. Balance anything dark with something light for contrast,e.g. light floor, dark lower cabs, light counter, med backsplash (a little sparkle). Or dark floor, white cabs, dark counters, sparkly backsplash. --108.87.xx.xxx

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