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Old 03-09-2011, 11:12 PM
JavierSil JavierSil is offline
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Default best flooring option for a new kitchen

Hi, I have also decided to install a new kitchen floor for my parents. My Dad had put down one of those vinyl tile which looked OK for a few years but now is just falling apart. I am trying to decide what the best flooring option would be. I am pretty sure I will go with some Travertine tile. Not sure if I want to do a pattern or even what color to go with. Any ideas? I kinda dig the travertine with some accent pieces put into the pattern but I am not sure if I have the skill required to lay out the pattern. I was thinking about a light tan color for the tile but my mom was concerned about it getting dirty to easy.
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Old 03-31-2011, 09:16 PM
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JavierSil;
Be careful using Travertine in a kitchen. Make sure it is the type with a solid surface. Travertine tends to have voids (holes) in the surface that become hard to clean. Tile in general is good for a kitchen. Also make sure the substrate is absolutely solid. Tile backer board is necesssary. If the substrate is not solid the grout lines will crack when walked on. I'm a thirty-year contractor and have learned these lessons.
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Old 04-05-2011, 09:24 AM
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Hi Charley:

Thanks for your suggestions. I will consider them.
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Old 04-08-2011, 05:03 AM
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Yes!that's right idea for establishing a new kitchen,,just make sure everthing is good and under peoples control.
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