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Old 02-15-2011, 03:24 PM   #1
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tiling adjoining room

In 1986 I tiled my house (everything except the bedrooms and living room) in the largest tile available at that time (8X8). Due to my small living room looking a bit chopped (adjoining the kitchen and hallway) an interior decorator suggested that it would look much better if I would pull out the existing carpet and use ceremic tile to make the rooms flow a bit better and take in more space for the living room (the carpet makes it feels as if the room ends with the line of the carpet) As you can imagine, the Natura 8303 tile put down 25 years ago is long since discontinued. Is it better to attempt to "match" the tile or can you use a 12X12 or even larger. I'm just not sure what to do to make the room flow even though I cannot use the same tile. I just don't want to use a larger tile and have it look like a big afterthought. Is there a way to make different tiles in adjoining rooms look good? I don't think that using something completely different (like wood) would work because the point is to make the room flow better and to make it feel like one common area instead of 2 or 3 smaller ones. HELP!!
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Old 02-15-2011, 03:49 PM   #2
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Welcome, Beverly.

Wood might be an attractive compliment. Really depends on what the area looks like. Do you have a pic of the area to help us make suggestions? That might spark an idea to suggest putting the new tile on a 45 degree angle, using a picture frame around the area, etc.

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Hi Beverly, welcome! You could use the same size tile or bigger in a similar color making a 3" piece to use as a border to break up the areas so it doesn't look like an after thought. It will look like you meant it to be that way.
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