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    Question Help me pick our floor tiles please!

    Dh and I bought a house about a month ago and are about to start on the flooring for the kitchen, dining, lounge, laundry and office areas so quite a large space ( about 100 sq meters). What we have is awful floral tiles that we will have removed, and then I am 90% sure we will replace with new tiles as I have found them for around $10 per sq m at Bunnings. They have two styles in the big size that I like, one is a very high gloss and one has a fairly decent texture that would be better at hiding dirt. I love the look of the high gloss ones, but we will be putting this house on the market in the coming months and I'm wondering what buyers would think. Would you prefer a house with tiles that hide the dirt, or do you like the look of glossy ones? I am expecting mostly families to be looking as it is a four bedroom on acreage.

    OR~ do you have another suggestion of something easy to do yourself? I have to choose soon and I just can't decide

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    Why don't you do laminated flooring. I don't like tiles in the whole house because cleaning them is a nightmare. Gloss ones will be really slippery also and with small kids its not practical. Just my opinion tho

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    I like gloss

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    You can get the wooden floor that clips together put over tiles so you don't have to pull them up. We have Matt grey tiles here and they are fine and done do the dirt

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    I would go gloss. I have the other tiles your talking bout and yeah they hide dirt well lol but its a pain to clean, they seem to make it harder to get the dirt off.

    Im not sure why though haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2boybubs View Post
    They have two styles in the big size that I like, one is a very high gloss and one has a fairly decent texture that would be better at hiding dirt. I love the look of the high gloss ones, but we will be putting this house on the market in the coming months and I'm wondering what buyers would think. Would you prefer a house with tiles that hide the dirt, or do you like the look of glossy ones? I am expecting mostly families to be looking as it is a four bedroom on acreage.

    OR~ do you have another suggestion of something easy to do yourself? I have to choose soon and I just can't decide
    I would probably choose the textured tiles that hide dirt; particularly if it is considered a family home.

    And tbh, I think glossy tiles have less of a life span, and are more likely to go out of fashion again. (If that is important)

    Oh, decision, decisions!

    Could you post pictures of the tiles here? Would love to see them.

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    Not too sure how to post photos but here is the real estate link! We have redone the ceiling in white and are painting the walls a nice warm beige colour.

    http://ad.au.doubleclick.net/adi/rea...1321248504280?

    I just realized maybe you meant pictures of the new tiles lol no I don't have photos, will have to check Bunnings website to see if they are there!

    Thanks for all the advice I had not even considered gloss may go out of style soon. And I would love to lay something like wood laminate or vinyl tiles that look like wood over the tip, but the problem is the laundry has thinner tiles and a 1/2 cm drop, and there is room that was never finished (supposed to be a 3rd bathroom) that has no tiles and we would have to lay some to even it out first, it's just such a mess.

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    I do not like Gloss
    looks a bit plasticy shiney I dunno not homely IMO

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    Woops wrong link, hopefully this one works:
    http://www.realestate.com.au/propert...anda-107466958

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    wow what a great plot of land you have there!
    Yeh thats a big space to tile and id still say nongloss. but your the ones that are living with it so choose wisely

    Plus Congrats on the house! How exciting!

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