Transition from one tile to different tile

SVWillowDecember 12, 2012

Our Florida house on a slab is mostly an open floor plan. It has tile in the entry way continuing through to the kitchen and family room in the back, but the living room and dining area are carpet. The wall colors for this area are the same. We hate the carpet, and would prefer tile. We can't remove the existing tile floor as it goes under the cabinets, and we'll never be able to match it. (16" x 16" neutral brownish color with a slightly irregular surface, laid straight with a darker brown grout.) We have two openings that connect directly to the now carpeted areas: a large one directly from the entry way, and a smaller one from the kitchen.

What colors, size, etc., should we be looking at? Similar or totally different? How should we transition from one tile to another? We'd also consider going with wood, but we'd end up with three different floor coverings in a small house. Suggestions? Will also post this in the Flooring Forum.

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If I were looking at homes for sale, I would rather see a tile to wood transition than a tile to different tile transition.

Also, I would much rather remove wood than tile if there was ever the possibility of going back to one single floor covering 10 years from now.

    Bookmark   December 12, 2012 at 3:43PM
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The transition between main floor tiles and bathroom tiles in our master bath was done by making triangles interlocking at the intersection.

Lemme see if I have a picture ... look in the background, behind the cats.

    Bookmark   December 13, 2012 at 8:03AM
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This post was edited by lazygardens on Thu, Dec 13, 12 at 8:06

    Bookmark   December 13, 2012 at 8:05AM
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