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    Default Re: Those with tiled floors

    White polished here too and I despise them!!! Thankfully they are only in the living room with wooden floors throughout the rest of the house (split level - lower half was a diy extention by previous owners - don't even get me started on the problems we've found) and if we had the money I'd continue the floor boards downstairs

    Within 5min of washing the tiles they start collecting (and showing) dirt again and after a couple of hours its like I never did them and I do them daily - my floor boards I mop maybe twice a week as a daily vacuum/sweep takes care of most of the cleaning - plus they don't seem to 'trap' dirt as easily or be as sticky - my steam mop head is dirtier after 1 day of dirt/spills the tiles then 3-4 days of dirt/spills on floor boards


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    Thanks all

    I'm not too worried about the cleaning, I vacuum twice a day as it is and mop every second day, so tiles shouldn't be more work than the lino in that regards.

    We have been considering light coloured to brighten the house (old house, hall and kitchen/dining are quite dark areas), but not sure on polished vs matte. I prefer the look of polished, but the slip factor is a concern. Might have to invest in a wet/dry mop to dry the floors after mopping...?

    Ohh decisions! We have polished floorboards in our rental, they're nice, but given we want to brighten this place, and there's already lots of wood, not sure they'd look that great here.

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    We have gray tiles with white grout and I have worn away the grout from having to scrub it so much and it only looks clean for such a short time after. I have Matt tiles but they are just as slippery when wet and the kids have hit the walls from falling on it. We have a load of chips too from dropped bottles etc and I long for wooden floors instead or even lino lol

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    We have had matte as well as polished. It's all the same.
    Bleugh. Tiles. Never again.


    You can get light woods, like bamboo.

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    We have matte natural colour tiles and after I vacuum and mop they look clean for a couple of hours before you see dirt again. The grout is light too so shows dirt. I hate them but my DP had them laid a few months before I moved in. I put a mat on them near the kitchen sink so any splashes don't make the floor slippery. I much prefer floor boards.

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    Hmm, so it's either love them or hate them

    I don't know what to do!

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    Are you in a warm climate? That's probably the only time I would like them (I prefer floorboards though).

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    I'm building in Townsville and next week decide on flooring. We had planned tiles in all areas apart from lounge and bedrooms. Now I'm thinking hmmmmm wooden floors or polished concrete??? Oh man I don't know now

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    I'm building in Townsville and next week decide on flooring. We had planned tiles in all areas apart from lounge and bedrooms. Now I'm thinking hmmmmm wooden floors or polished concrete??? Oh man I don't know now
    Check out tiles that are a wood finish.

    Earlier iterations of them were a bit dodgy but you can get some these days that you'd be hard pressed to know were tiles.

    The wood look makes the space feel cosier, but you still get the cooling benefits of tiles. Plus they has some texture so hide dirt and dust.


 

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