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Old 03-31-2011, 11:01 AM   #1
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Hi all: a friend is redoing her kitchen/dining room (small area in a 1945 cape cod house). She is looking at white wainscoating cabinets with possibly black countertops. she is considering black and white tiles on the floor (diagonal). do you think this will fit the style of the house and/ or is it a good idea?

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Hey Terrimomof3,

To me it sounds like too much black and white. Older cape cods don't have too large of kitchens and I would imagine checkerboard floors making it look really cluttered. Does the rest of the house have wood floors? If so I would use wood in the kitchen to contrast the cabinets. -Gregg

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Thanks, Gregg. That is possible, but since she has old oak parque flooring, it would be impossible to match or look good. Any other thoughts on a floor idea.
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Plenty of options but she really should see how her current floor looks against the cabinets and countertops before deciding that they won't work. And, as always, pictures will help here.
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thanks, Jim: her floor is really, really, really bad. Has about 3 different laminants that they have started to take up. Could be more. do you know anything about cork or bamboo? ARe they expensive?
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I don't think it is the cost of putting in new wood flooring rather than the labor involved that has people seeking alternatives. Of course the labor would add cost to the installation of new wood floors as well. Most people say it is worth it once it is done. However, tile is widely believed to be the floor of choice in a kitchen. Again it is a cost/labor vs. conveneince issue.
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Moved to flooring.

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