I'm thinking rectified tile floor - anyone have them?
We've been mainly DIY and it's been 2 and a half years since demo. I won't even go there. Originally I wanted hardwood in the kitchen, but we've been living with bare concrete for a while and I've come to the realization that we're big splashers. My kiddos have been known to drop ice cubes and it leaves a little puddle for me to find later. Also, I've been noticing lots of drips near the sink and at the corners of the dishwasher. So, wood is out. I just don't think we'll (read: I'll) be diligent enough to wipe up spills right away.
DH doesn't have many opinions except things he hates. This includes vinyl (any kind) and he refuses to consider cork since he believes it will gouge. Someday we'll be doing wood in the adjoining family room and I think wood-look laminates and tiles will be awkward to transition. So, it looks like it's going to be tile.
I went to some tile stores the other day and got overwhelmed or maybe underwhelmed is the better word. I'm not liking much out there. I brought home a few samples of tiles I like. Basically 2 colors of the same kind. Porcelain 12x24 rectified tiles. I understand that the rectified means the edges are cut so that there is a miniscule grout line. Does anyone have these? How has your experience been? Would you recommend them?
I just want a floor that is hard wearing that will hide the sins of one less-than-perfect housekeeper (me), an absent-minded husband, 3 elementary aged children and 2 beagles. I want it to be easy to clean with the absolute minimum grout.
I need some guidance.