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Old 06-20-2013, 09:50 AM   #1
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Hi all. I'm about to redo my flooring next week and I had a quick question. I'm putting in hickory hardwood. Should I put the hardwood all the way up to the front and back door? Or should I tile up a little 4x4' square area just inside both doorways? Currently, this is how the house is set up. But the tile is old and outdated looking.

So I was just going to smash that tile and let the flooring guys just lay the hardwood right over it. But would that make a wear spot too quickly in the wood? Would I be better off to leave the tile?
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I've done it both ways, don't see much difference in wear, unless you are using laminate. It won't last in an entryway. My house was built in 1908, still has the original oak floors everywhere but the bath and kitchen. Looks fine in the entrys.
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This is an example of why it helps to put your location in your profile.

If you live in California, AZ, NM.....no difference.....

If you live in the northern states that see a lot of rain and snow....tile is a good choice....water is not going to ruin it.
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We get a lot of rain and snow in Missouri.
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Or should I tile up a little 4x4' square area just inside both doorways?
4x4 sounds too small.
Stand there with wet boots and a wet umbrella. See how much floor gets wet. Add some sort of impervious floring material. Personally, tile would be my last choice.
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Ok I live in TX. We get a medium amount of rain in my area. The DFW area. But no snow and not really any mud.
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Ok I live in TX. We get a medium amount of rain in my area. The DFW area. But no snow and not really any mud.
Does the front entry have a porch or vestibule to serve the purpose?
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I'll bet you will be fine without an entry pad----My guess is you have a low impact house hold---or you would not have asked---

I have 'landing pads' at two entrances, but were we have snow,so wet melting boots are an issue---
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Yeah no kids, and the porches could serve I suppose. Thanks for the help all!
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Ok I live in TX. We get a medium amount of rain in my area. The DFW area. But no snow and not really any mud.
Medium amount of rain? Yea, right. I used to live there (graduated from LD Bell)

What you call 'medium' is a turd floater elsewhere....

I've seen it rain so hard that you couldn't see 10' away.

You get one snow a year....but 2-3 ice storms.....typical weather....65 on Christmas day....10 deg Jan 2nd....
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Another thing to consider is the flooring height relative to the doors. If your doors are already sweeping very close to the flooring then you might want to keep a tiled area at the entrance. otherwise you wouldn't be able to put down a rug or mat during the times when you want to protect the wood from wet traffic.
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