Runner of Porcelain or Ceramic within Wood floor???

jean61April 29, 2012

Has anyone cut out an area of their hardwood floors to put like a runner of porcelain/ceramic tile within the kitchen floors. Was thinking this would help with the any water damage in the high traffic (work zone) of the stove and kitchen sink. If you have pictures I would love to see it. Or if you have any thoughts of how this would look!???

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got this from the houzz website....this is what I was talking about? :

traditional kitchen design by new york architect Crisp Architects

    Bookmark   April 29, 2012 at 7:40AM
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It works long as you hire someone that is conversant with that type of installation....not Juan or Pedro...

    Bookmark   April 29, 2012 at 5:54PM
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You need a joint with some 'give' between the wood and the tile.

Wood expands and contract in size with moisture content.

Tile does no, and has no 'give.'

    Bookmark   April 30, 2012 at 11:43AM
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