Which tile for entryway?

akl_vdbJuly 2, 2014

I've narrowed it down to a few (I think!).

I need help.

Which looks better? Paint is BM revere pewter. Floor is a engineered oak 7.5 inch wide planks.

Would you pick 1, 2 or 3 (they are numbered on the green tape!) or neither, keep looking.

Thanks for all the advice I've received on here and TIA for this!

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tibbrix

Can't read the numbers on the tape. Looks like a 2 on the one I like, which is the one on the bottom.

    Bookmark   July 2, 2014 at 9:26PM
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rgps

# 2 on the far right side of the photo but might go a bit darken than even that one.

    Bookmark   July 2, 2014 at 9:27PM
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tibbrix

rgps, that's the one I like also.

    Bookmark   July 2, 2014 at 9:29PM
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joaniepoanie

I vote 2 as well..it looks like it's got nice brown undertones that complement the hardwood.....

    Bookmark   July 2, 2014 at 10:24PM
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nanny2a

2 looks the most complementary to me.

    Bookmark   July 2, 2014 at 10:55PM
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Annie Deighnaugh

The darkest one.

    Bookmark   July 2, 2014 at 11:06PM
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justgotabme

I like #2 the best too.

    Bookmark   July 2, 2014 at 11:49PM
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mojomom

Another vote for 2. I like that it is a bit darker and quieter. Looks good with the wood and calms the paint.

    Bookmark   July 3, 2014 at 1:53AM
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caminnc

I like the lightest one, it's fresh and clean and I love the contrast with the dark floor.

    Bookmark   July 3, 2014 at 6:47AM
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akl_vdb

Thank you for all the opinions! The one on the right is the one we are leaning towards. I think they could all 'work' is the problem. The middle one sparkles - and I do love sparkles :) But it is a bit cooler.

I think the lightest one, while beautiful, would not be practical in our climate. We get winter a lot of months/year and it would get sloppy, esp the grout.

The middle one has a darker version, so I may check that out as well. (steel, but will probably be too dark, I do like a lighter contrast).

So many choices, thank you for helping me narrow down a 'look'.

Here is a link that might be useful: middle tile but darker version

    Bookmark   July 3, 2014 at 7:39AM
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tibbrix

Hmmmmâ¦I like the bronze in the Vienna!

Agree re: the sparkles. And your choice for the flooring is gorgeous.

    Bookmark   July 3, 2014 at 7:51AM
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westleyandbuttercup

Another vote for #2.

    Bookmark   July 3, 2014 at 8:39AM
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justgotabme

The Vienna looks like concrete in the photos. Of course it's almost impossible to capture stone in the right light to show it's true beauty.

    Bookmark   July 3, 2014 at 11:55AM
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pricklypearcactus

First, all the tiles look beautiful, especially with the wood flooring. My favourite is the far right one (darkest) which I think is labeled #2. The color is perfect with the floor and I love the striations. Any chance for closeups of all three? My next choice would be the middle (labeled #1 I think).

    Bookmark   July 3, 2014 at 12:12PM
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oakleyok

I also love the bronze. Because of your winter weather, I think it would be best if you go for a darker tile, and use a dark grout.

Entryways are a fun place to let loose with color and pattern where tile is concerned.

    Bookmark   July 3, 2014 at 2:53PM
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tibbrix

I also like the way the bronze would probably segue into the wood floor better.

    Bookmark   July 3, 2014 at 3:21PM
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Olychick

I like the continuity of similar shades in flooring instead of contrast when using different materials, so I like the bronze the best, too.

    Bookmark   July 3, 2014 at 4:28PM
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akl_vdb

Thanks!

pricklypearcactus, here's the best I could do with a close up.

I'm trying to get away from browns/beiges and segue way a bit into the warm greys

I'll take a irl look at the darker bronze/steel and see how they look with the 'look' I'm trying to go for!

    Bookmark   July 3, 2014 at 6:03PM
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akl_vdb

Other tile

    Bookmark   July 3, 2014 at 6:05PM
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akl_vdb

Duplicate post, didn't close up on the light tile as i ruled it out.

This post was edited by aklvdb on Thu, Jul 3, 14 at 18:31

    Bookmark   July 3, 2014 at 6:06PM
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justgotabme

The third image didn't show up, but now that I see the other two close ups, I'd have had a hard time picking between them. I might lean a tad more toward number ONE now. I like that its movement and color would contrast the wood floor nicely.
I do take it, that the wood floor is on the left and not the plank in the front, correct?

    Bookmark   July 3, 2014 at 6:12PM
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akl_vdb

justgotabme - it's all the same wood, I just put the plank there for colour. The sample on the left I think has darkened over time.

We are also kind of liking one, I don't know, it might seem too cool. But it does have some browny flecks in it. No pink for sure. But a touch of blue almost.

    Bookmark   July 3, 2014 at 6:33PM
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justgotabme

Ah.... it could be the way the light hit it too. It's so hard to tell in photographs. Even at that, I've changed my mind to #1.

    Bookmark   July 3, 2014 at 6:48PM
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tibbrix

I'd like to see a sample of the bronze next to your floor wood and the wall.

    Bookmark   July 3, 2014 at 6:50PM
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