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PLEASE help decide on flooring-mid process! Keep or start over???

4 years ago


We are in the MIDDLE of redoing our flooring in a powder bath and open areas including a small entry, living room, dining room, kitchen, and morning room and currently living in absolute chaos. A project that was meant to be completed in about a week is currently at a standstill. The installers finished demo and delivered the tile, and it is completely different than what was represented.

Anyway, I'm in a panic trying to decide if we should move forward with the tile we originally chose sifting through tiles for selection or choose a different tile and layout altogether.

We love the look of natural stone, travertine, limestone, etc., but have decided against it for practical purposes. We are certain we want a porcelain tile for maintenance and practicality, but do not like the faux natural look. We prefer a square no less than 20 x 20 (greater is fine) set at a diamond or diagonal bond (grid laid on a 45 degree angle) pattern or a herringbone pattern in rectangles. We also do not love anything that is too busy or linear and prefer something with a little texture.

Our style is old world, traditional, transitional, mediterranean, BUT we want something that is versatile and transitional with decor changes as time passes since we will absolutely not be doing the floors again...especially after this debaucle!

Any advice or opinions are appreciated. Thank you so much for your input.

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