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  1. It looks great! We also turned to wood-like tile for a room where putting in real parquet would have been difficult and costly. It’s pretty and practical.

    1. Thanks! So far I’m really happy with it. I’m crazy about the look and it’s pretty comfortable to walk on. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Beautiful floor. Do you mind sharing the wall color? Thanks

      1. Vicki Wells says:

        Lory I’m going through this same thing but was thinking about putting Luxury Vinyl wood look floors over the existing tile floors. Did you consider the LV look instead of more tile?

        1. Vicki Wells says:

          Also what is your opinion of LV wood paneled floors?

        2. I would certainly consider LVP but I would not put anything over an existing floor since you want all of your floors to be level. I am very happy with the porcelain tile, but would absolutely consider LVP for another area.

    1. Kathy Pelletier says:

      Beautiful floor and goes soo well with the floor πŸ™‚ I love your home Lori !

  3. Oh do I know what you are experiencing!
    Last year we completed a partial kitchen renovation,and you are right about the dust and chaos. However, as you can already begin to see, it is worth it all to have that kitchen of your dreams. I love your progress thus far,and can’t wait to see the finished product.
    Patience,patience,as it will pay off.

    1. Thanks Mimi, and yes, if there’s one thing I have patience for it’s home renovation because I’m so motivated by the end product. I hope you were happy with yours too… πŸ™‚

  4. Beautiful floor! Looking forward to the final reveal…

  5. Love your new floor looks beautiful……
    I also have porcelain tile floors in my kitchen that look like real wood…


  6. Lory, your floor looks great! Enjoying the posts on your kitchen makeover!

  7. Beautiful and it looks much brighter. I may also love the tile because it’s almost if not an exact match to our laundry room tile. I’m crushing big time on your chandelier over the table. Fun following along with the process


    1. Thanks, Cindy, and I agree it looks so much brighter… πŸ™‚ Love the idea of using it in a laundry room!! Yes, my vintage chandy was a fun purchase. I do wish it was a bit lower. Thinking about having it rewired so I can lower it a foot. Our ceilings are 9′ so it really is too high (but pretty nonetheless… ;-)).

  8. MARY-ANN (FROM CANADA!) says:

    Lory, your new floors are beautiful! You will really enjoy your new kitchen! It’s going to look so nice!

    1. Thanks, Mary-Ann! Yes, I hope so. So far I’m very pleased… πŸ™‚ Just ripping out the dreaded floor made me happy!!

  9. C. GRESHAM says:

    Oh Lory, just love the floor. Don’t you just love the grey tones of flooring nowadays. It seems to blend so well with neutral furnishings. My home just got new flooring last yr. ALL rooms but two, so I feel your pain about out of place furniture, actually out of place everything!

    I’m looking forward to the changes each week as I know they will be lovely.

    1. Thank you so much! Yes, for me the antique-y grey was the deciding factor. It gives the space such character. I actually wish I could do the entire downstairs in this tile, but it would be ridiculously expensive. One thing at a time… πŸ˜‰

  10. bobbi duncan says:

    Lory, I can not believe how much brighter the room already looks!! The flooring is gorgeous.

    1. Thank you so much, Bobbi! I know – I didn’t realize the tile was so much lighter than the old one. I knew the cabinets would lighten things up, but even the floor makes it brighter. I knew there was a reason I hated that old floor… πŸ˜‰

  11. Cathy Chapman says:

    Lory, Wow! That lighter, brighter gorgeous flooring added square feet! It really opened up the space nicely. I just love renos, the anticipation is so intoxicating, then the climax of the finished look! Everything is going swimmingly so far, can’t wait to follow along to see the rest!

    Can’t wait to get a place I can do some demo on, living in a rental now, so my reno hands are tied down.


    1. Thanks, Cathy!! I agree – the room looks so much larger. My poor little table gets lost in it! Just as well since I wanted a table with more seating anyway, but not sure that will be done in time for the final reveal.

      I know the feeling of waiting for a place you can really put your heart into. Even some of the earlier homes we owned, I knew we wouldn’t be staying in so I was reluctant to put too much in. You’ll get there, and when you do, it will have been worth the wait… πŸ™‚

  12. Lory, the new floor really does look amazing! Your breakfast area is so light and airy now and I cannot wait to see the new backsplash! This is such a fun transformation to watch! Enjoy your weekend!

  13. I think that flooring was the perfect choice-it looks amazing! I thought tackling my bath for ORC was a big deal…I can’t believe you are doing a kitchen, super impressive! πŸ™‚

    1. Ha ha, thanks Kristin! I was lucky the renovation just happened to coincide with the One Room Challenge… πŸ˜‰ And since we’re not ripping out the cabinets, I felt more secure with the time line.

  14. The floor is beautiful and will look so nice with the white cabinets. (We used the same paint you have in your hall in our guest suite quite a while back. I used the same color to paint the door in the guest bedroom. I think that’s my favorite yellow, and I’ll be using that to paint the pantry shelves for the ORC!)

  15. Rebecca Neustel says:

    I have floor and countertop envy. lol We will be moving from PA back to AR in three years when hubby retires, so I’m waiting for the kitchen I really want. Your room reno is looking great!

  16. What is the flooring and color! Exactly what I have been looking for

    1. Hi Karen, Sorry for the delayed reply, but I waiting to get you the exact info. It’s Aspen Natural porcelain tile from Ceramica Sant’Agostino.

  17. Noel Storer says:

    What is the name of that flooring? It’s beautiful!1

  18. This article makes we doubly glad we were able to replace kitchen tile flooring before we moved in. Last year we removed tile from our master bath and THAT was stressful enough to live with. Between tile removal and sheet rock repairs to the walls, the house looked like the Bonneville Salt Flats. It was worth it in the end.

  19. BEAUTIFUL JOB Lori!!! I love this floor; there’s a house being built down from us, we went in to scout it out the other day, and wow! it has the same floor as what you just put down……OMG, it is gorgeous in person, and I fell in love; would love to have in my kitchen (have same builder-boring beige 12×12 tile blocks (no personality)) but husband doesnt want the upheaval in replacement, he cant do anymore, and doesnt want to pay someone else.

    so, no newbie for me. hope you enjoy!!!

  20. Did your tiles run under your cabinets? I need to replace my tile but it goes under the cabinets and I am not sure how we go about removing the tile without lifting the cabinets.

  21. They are sublime Lory!
    I’d love to have faux wood tile, our floors weren’t the right fit for it… but I wish they were.
    My real hardwoods are a real pain. lol
    They really look gorgeous, you must be over the moon!!

  22. Eileen Herlihy says:

    How are the tiles with and wear? Are they easy to clean, especially the grout? Probably not dirty at all yet. Do you have dogs – any problem with them and the tile? Love the reno!

    1. Thank you for the kind words! The tiles are actually awesome to upkeep. Very easy to clean. Don’t show a lot of dirt. The tiles are installed fairly close together so you don’t see a lot of the grout. In fact, I just got up to go look before I answered your question because I never even noticed the grout. The color of my tile is an ash grey which is a mid tone (not light, not dark), so the grout has a long way to go before it’s anywhere near as dark as the tile. My dog has been gone a few years so we didn’t have him when we installed the floor, but my ‘nephew-dog’ comes over all the time and it’s never a problem.

  23. What a coincidence to get this email at today. This is exactly what we just put in our kitchen. And I am so happy with my new floor (cabinets and countertops) also! Nice to know that I’m intuned to new trends!

  24. Hi Lory,
    When we moved into our house four years ago, I knew that the carpet in the dining/office has to leave. Finally, the moment has come! Right know the tiling job with faux wood looking tiles is almost complete. The only difference to yours is the color and the Heringbone pattern. Since my first floor has wonderful looking champagne colored Travertine Marbel tiles it brings out a wonderful contrast when entering from the kitchen to my dining as well from the foyer to the office.

  25. One of my greatest dislikes of homes in the southern areas are the floors. I understand why the tile is used as the humidity can cause damage to wood floors over time the tile looks so cold and isn’t pleasant to walk on. I do like the availability of the “wood” look though and this is what I would use if we bought a home that had square tiles.
    A great choice Lory! Looks so good!

  26. It looks great, I like that the planks are a little longer than others I’ve seen. The short tile planks look choppy. It’s a nice color, too.