08:09PM | 10/22/02
Member Since: 10/21/02
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we just bought a new house and we are in the process of picking up floor types, colors etc. We decided to choose ceramic tile upgraded one that are use for commercial for kitchen, laundry room and bathrooms. Does having a ceramic tile on those areas tend to have higher resale value of the home than with vinyl flooring? We're just concern b/c tiles are cold for feet and I'm not sure if we California have a warm floor tiles. Should we just get vinyl? Also, what colors are best for tile floor that will complement carpet colors as well? Any suggestions/tips are greatly appreciated. Thanks!


06:08AM | 10/23/02
Hi! Since it is a new house, I would invest in ceramic tiles, because they last a lot longer than vinyl flooring. A good vinyl floor should last you 10-15 years, while ceramic tiles, when well maintained, can last almost forever. I have some that are 35 years old in my house and they still look great. If you're afraid of coldness of the tiles, they now sell some heating cables that you imbed in the mortar bed prior to laying the tiles. These cables are hooked to a thermostat so you can turn them on only when you're in the room.

As for colors, this is a question of tastes and what I like might not be appreciated by others, etc. For complementing the carpet color, try to stay in the same hues. For instance, if you choose a dark brown carpet, try to choose tiles with brown or beige in them. If your carpet is green or blue, for instance, they now sell ceramic tiles in a variety of colors and you might find a green or blue tile that will match the carpet, but they tend to be more expensive because they are considered as "designer tiles". You could choose a neutral color like a light beige or light grey. Hope this helps!


09:02AM | 10/25/02
Member Since: 10/21/02
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Thanks Wolley for the information. Appreciate your input. We decided we will go for the ceramic tile in the most high traffic areas.
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