Porcelain tiles that look like wood
Would you recommend them, or stay away from them? Do you think they're a fad, or something that will stay?
The kitchen is being remodeled with white cabinets, and I know I need something to warm it up to prevent it from looking cold and sterile. When I look at pictures of white kitchens, I notice they usually use wood floors to warm the kitchen up.
But, this is for a house I'm renting out so it wouldn't be practical to put in wood floors when a tenant could carelessly scratch it up, dent it, not wipe away liquid off the the wood floors quickly, etc.. Tile seems like the most practical choice for kitchen flooring.
I was thinking about black and white tile for the kitchen floors to match the white cabinets and black granite countertops, but I'm afraid that might be too cold and sterile.
Do you think those porcelain tiles would work, and warm the kitchen up?
Also, I'm a bit concerned because this kitchen is kinda open to the family room and dining room, and I was trying to use the same flooring to connect those three rooms together. But, it doesn't like it'd work to put in tile in the family room, right?
And, when I'm ready to sell the place and put in real wood floors in the family and dining room, wouldn't it seem weird to have real wood floors in those rooms next to these porcelain tiles that look like wood in the kitchen?
In situation like that, do you try to match the porcelain tiles to the adjacent wood floors as closely as you can? Or, do you use real wood floors that look completely different from the porcelain tiles so it doesn't seem like you tried to match them and failed?
And, for the grout for those porcelain tiles, do you want the grout to match the color of the tiles as closely as possible so it blends in?