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Old 01-24-2008, 10:22 PM   #1
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Trivertine all thruout the house... or too much?


I wanted to install new flooring in my house. It is a small place about 1000sqft total. I thought about trivertine 24x24 (since designers say that large tiles make small places look bigger). I was wondering if I should install the same type of floor all over the house (rooms, restroom, kitchen and living room) or will it be too much. I did not want to have carpet in bedrooms, then a different tile style in restroom and the rest trivertine 24x24 since it would probably make the space look in pieces and not allow a flow. I really need sugestions, please what do you think?.

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I think that would be too much and most are not going to like stepping out of a warm bed to a cold tile floorLOL also you need to set travertine in a full mud bed not just thin set like tile

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How long will you be living there?
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I think that would be too much and most are not going to like stepping out of a warm bed to a cold tile floorLOL also you need to set travertine in a full mud bed not just thin set like tile
"mud bed"? excuse my ignorance but what is the difference between mud bed and thin set? what about price wise?
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How long will you be living there?
I am relocating to move closer to work. I am expecting to live there at least 3 years.
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I didn't think you knew what you were getting in to LOL, Travertine is to soft to suporrt itself so you have to install it over a mud bed about 1 1/2 - 2" thick that full supports it with no flexing other wise it cracks. yes travertine is nice and cheap to buy but to put it down right dble what you were figuring
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wow, thanks for the info. I guess I have to consider other options.

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