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Please help me decide between quartizite/slate floor and hardwood

14 years ago

I need to decide on the type of floor I am using. I will have radiant heat and need to let the contractor know if I am using hardwood or tile so he can install the heat under the tile or the subfloor.

I am getting creme shaker style inset cabinets. Hoping to use an Elon quarzite/slate subway backsplash in muted shades of cremes, tans, gold and blue. Haven't bought yet so am not tied to it. Lady at the tile store said it would be very pretty to do the same floor in the 16x16.

I can't find much at all about its upkeep, but what I have found sounds like alot of work. Kitchen will be open to the family room, where the floors are white oak with a natural oil finish (amber color).

Though I agree the quartzite floor would be pretty, what is your opinion on using hardwood instead? It seems so much easier to deal with.

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