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Old Aug 20th, 06, 10:40 am   #1
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We're trying to choose a porcelain tile for the laundry room, and I'm stumped on the decision, mostly because I think I have a fear of permanence. Tile is not easily changed like paint!Our laundry room/half bath is pretty small (9x8). The cabinets in there are Askerum. Walls are painted a sage green. Here is a shot of the room (but the machines don't really stick out that far - they need to be pushed back).



At first I wanted travertine, but my floor isn't strong enough for stone. So I chose a porcelain that looks similar. To me, this light color seems washed out in the room, but it's my sister's favorite. (The tile in the foreground.)
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After seeing Minmin’s kitchen, I decided I loved the slate look. But I wonder if a room full of black tile will be too dark. Although I think it will complement our kitchen counters, which are likely to be soapstone or a soapstone look. (I think this is my favorite.)
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My husband, OTOH , prefers a checkerboard pattern of the two tiles, like this. I like this too, but my sister thinks it’s too retro for this cottage style house.
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And then there’s this multicolored slate-like tile, but I think it’s the least favorite of all of them. Although the dog seems to like it. So, which looks the best? Which would you choose and why?
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Hi,

I like the checker pattern. I think it works well with the sage and the purpose of the room.

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I like the checkerboard pattern, but not with those two tiles. I just don't think the travertine-ish tile looks good with the slate-ish tile. I'd do a checkerboard with the dark slate tile and a different light tile -- something with grayish undertones (the travertine-like tile looks brown to me, which I don't think goes as well with the charcoal tile). My second choice would be the whole floor in the dark slate-look tile.



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I'm not a huge fan of that yellow-ish beige. It looks dirty to me. I like the dark grey much better. A checkerboard would be nice too, but I'd use something less yellow for the lighter tile. Either a more neutral, lighter beige, or a lighter grey (even white).

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I think the yellow/orangy color in the brown tiles wouldn't go too well with the Askerum. I'd lean more toward the grey family with the darker slate tiles. I think the checkboard pattern would then look great.

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I vote for the slate tile.

In my laundry room I have white Applad cabinets (the blue-gray was being discontinued), white trim, walls painted blue-gray, and concrete floors painted black and I absolutely LOVE this combo!





Does it make the room darker to work in? Definately not. Does the dirt show? You better believe it...but it is a laundry room.


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I vote for the slate. That would have been what we went with in the breakfast room with sage walls, but we fell in love with cork.

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