do they need replacing and what do you like?
Which way should I tile?
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Yes we like to replace tiles & with what that’s not sureThat’s why post this thread for suggestion
consult a floorcovering supplier for advice about suitable products but the final choice will depend on your budget and taste but if you already have timber in other rooms it could be good to continue the same floor throughout and the timber floors would look excellent with the white kitchen cabinets
It’s a heavy traffic area like hallway kitchen & living not sure can floorboard is a good option there?Also then whole house will be floorboard like upstairs downstairs will that look good??
I don't think you have traditional floorboards but it is hard to judge from your photos. They look more like an engineered timber floating floor so it may be difficult to match the colour and patterm, depending on how old they are. I would suggest that you should replace the tiles with other tiles, don't try to match the timber, and don't go with timber look tiles as they will look strange adjacent to your floating floor.
Best of luck,
of Dr Retro House Calls
They are bamboo flooring not sure about engineered thing.If tiles what colour of tiles should I go far as planning to do paint light white colour & Snow White plantation shutter .Thank you
Rita - they are NOT floorboards. You have an engineered floating bamboo floor and I would not use it in a kitchen area. I don't think you can go wrong with terrazzo tiles - beautiful and durable, with lots of colours available. But that is just my taste as I like to use colour, and you should go with your own taste. What do you like?
Best of luck
I was thinking of big square tile of light grey colourTo put on top of existing tiles . What u reckon?
Your light grey tiles will work well but you need to take up the old tiles first.
Don't put new tiles on top of old tiles - take up old tiles first.
Ripping up old tiles quite expensive.... old tiles condition quite good no where hollow thing.Wooden edges will be removed from sides before we put the tiles & then put them back .Not sure why not a good idea? Agree ideally it will be ripping is best but other option can also be considered isn’t it??
No other option isn't good, take up old first or keep them. By adding another flooring on top of the old it makes the floor thicker and higher off the ground which will show as a big difference at doorways and on cabinet kick boards/plinths
Can I do floorboards? Not looking to arch with existing bamboo but something look nice ?
I think 2 different woods will look wrong - better to do tiles - but whatever you do you will need to pull up old tiles first.
Have a good read of this article. http://www.tilewizards.com.au/installing-tile-over-tile-pros-and-cons/. Beware that if tiling over tiles your floor will increase in height of tile and adhesive cement. Therefore the bottom of your doors will need to be adjusted because they might not open. (Carpenter needs to take door off the hinges and cut off the bottom of door that is the wrong height). Your skirting boards will need to be removed, then re installed. If you having aluminium sliding doors, then the new height of tile may look silly. The height of the tiled floor may not be even with your bamboo floor, and cause a tripping hazard. Also if the floor underneath your existing tiles is wood, it might not be strong enough to take the weight of two lots of tiles. Trying to save money on not taking up existing tiles, may cause extra costs in other ways.
Thank you all for your honest opinionDecided not to do anything with floor as don’t think it’s good idea either tiles on tile or another floorboard .
we have just put recycled floorboards down. had to remove 3 qm of concrete, then put underfloor heating in and layed beams down that are holding the recycled floor boards.we did it ourselves, not hard at all and it looks beautiful. soo worth it. but the would cost 3000nzd (also included a little hallway)
Loved the final result of your tiled floor and the adjoining wooden floors. Thanks for sharing.
We are facing a similar problem in our multilevel house.
What tiles did you use and are you able to share the costs. If you are Sydney based please let me know the name of the tiling contractor.
we did not have tiles at our place but Ritu Thakur did
Sorry Helke. I thought I was reaching out to Rita.
For anyone else thinking of ripping up old tiles for new it's not expensive. I had 80m² removed and only cost $1600. very dusty (and noisy) tho so be prepared for that.
Floor boards look better throughout and even the kitchen, when selecting timber make sure it is durable, high heels ect, not sure on cost, bamboo is cheaper a option. Make sure the colour is the same throughout, not differing timber colours. Tiles are a little out of date, the exception with those very large size, they look terrific, make sure they are porcelain. You could redo with very large porcelain tiles throughout as well.