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Title: flooring suggestion
Post by: _irviner on March 20, 2017, 04:42:15 PM
hi we are buying property in eastwood and we have chosen darker cabinets through builder. post close  we want to change the flooring any suggestions on flooring

- Wood (not sure if it would go with darker cabinets)
- Porcelain (easy maintenance however grout issues are a concern)
- marble (expensive, no grout, tough to clean on citric spills)
Title: Re: flooring suggestion
Post by: YellowFever on March 20, 2017, 04:47:48 PM
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Title: Re: flooring suggestion
Post by: SoclosetoIrvine on March 20, 2017, 04:56:21 PM
I'd do laminate wood.  I went with an Chinese guy for mine and it was like $1.50 or something a sq ft...Adds value later on if you decide to sell.  Carpet doesn't add the best resale value unless it's like high quality
Title: Re: flooring suggestion
Post by: YellowFever on March 20, 2017, 05:09:04 PM
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Title: Re: flooring suggestion
Post by: peppy on March 20, 2017, 05:14:14 PM
Forgot all of the above.  How about you ask the builder to just use the existing concrete floor and then just seal and polish it up?  Concrete is the NEW thang these days.

The Costco look? Just wait until you get cracks ....
Title: Re: flooring suggestion
Post by: YellowFever on March 20, 2017, 05:50:25 PM
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Title: Re: flooring suggestion
Post by: Perspective on March 20, 2017, 07:00:56 PM
The polished concrete finish is $5+ per sq ft.

By choosing dark wood cabinets, you've pretty much eliminated hardwood flooring, but all other options remain available.
Title: Re: flooring suggestion
Post by: eyephone on March 20, 2017, 07:10:37 PM
The polished concrete finish is $5+ per sq ft.

By choosing dark wood cabinets, you've pretty much eliminated hardwood flooring, but all other options remain available.

Not true.
Title: Re: flooring suggestion
Post by: YellowFever on March 20, 2017, 07:12:47 PM
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Title: Re: flooring suggestion
Post by: cheetos on March 20, 2017, 08:00:03 PM
https://www.instagram.com/p/_AzUyottZM/

Wood can be ok as long as the wood carriers some of the cabinet color.
Title: Re: flooring suggestion
Post by: aquabliss on March 20, 2017, 10:07:05 PM
It can still look good with grey wood floors and white quartz counters:
https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/75/d4/3d/75d43de48f06778a15848dc7ed87c67c.jpg
Title: Re: flooring suggestion
Post by: YellowFever on March 20, 2017, 10:29:07 PM
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Title: Re: flooring suggestion
Post by: peppy on March 21, 2017, 09:53:41 AM
You can still do light colored wood (like a natural bamboo). Go on Houzz or Pinterest to get an idea of what it will look like.
Title: Re: flooring suggestion
Post by: Alana on March 21, 2017, 10:47:59 AM
Light colored wood with dark cabinets would still work.  here is how it looks with our upgraded kitchen and flooring
Title: Re: flooring suggestion
Post by: irvinehomeowner on March 21, 2017, 11:17:57 AM
By choosing dark wood cabinets, you've pretty much eliminated hardwood flooring, but all other options remain available.

Wha? Dark wood cabs/wood flooring combo is prevalent in model homes isn't it?
Title: Re: flooring suggestion
Post by: Perspective on March 21, 2017, 11:44:22 AM
By choosing dark wood cabinets, you've pretty much eliminated hardwood flooring, but all other options remain available.

Wha? Dark wood cabs/wood flooring combo is prevalent in model homes isn't it?

Model homes do some interesting things. I used the term "pretty much," because it is difficult to coordinate a certain wood/tone of cabinets with hardwood flooring. One solution is to avoid contact - use tile in the kitchen (and baths of course) and hardwood elsewhere, so that the hardwood flooring doesn't touch the cabinets.

The image above looks good. It can be done. But just look at some current listings and you'll see that it can be done poorly too.
Title: Re: flooring suggestion
Post by: eyephone on March 21, 2017, 11:47:52 AM
By choosing dark wood cabinets, you've pretty much eliminated hardwood flooring, but all other options remain available.

Wha? Dark wood cabs/wood flooring combo is prevalent in model homes isn't it?

Model homes do some interesting things. I used the term "pretty much," because it is difficult to coordinate a certain wood/tone of cabinets with hardwood flooring. One solution is to avoid contact - use tile in the kitchen (and baths of course) and hardwood elsewhere, so that the hardwood flooring doesn't touch the cabinets.

The image above looks good. It can be done. But just look at some current listings and you'll see that it can be done poorly too.

you can say that with everything
Title: Re: flooring suggestion
Post by: WTTCHMN on March 21, 2017, 12:14:50 PM
By choosing dark wood cabinets, you've pretty much eliminated hardwood flooring, but all other options remain available.

Wha? Dark wood cabs/wood flooring combo is prevalent in model homes isn't it?

Model homes do some interesting things. I used the term "pretty much," because it is difficult to coordinate a certain wood/tone of cabinets with hardwood flooring. One solution is to avoid contact - use tile in the kitchen (and baths of course) and hardwood elsewhere, so that the hardwood flooring doesn't touch the cabinets.

The image above looks good. It can be done. But just look at some current listings and you'll see that it can be done poorly too.

you can say that with everything

ad hominem in 3, 2, 1...
Title: Re: flooring suggestion
Post by: Perspective on March 21, 2017, 12:40:17 PM
Only had to visit one listing, from the WTF thread today, to find an example of hardwood flooring that doesn't work with the kitchen cabinets. Fortunately they didn't carry the hardwood into the kitchen amplifying the contrast.
Title: Re: flooring suggestion
Post by: aquabliss on March 21, 2017, 04:19:57 PM
Separating the living flooring from the kitchen flooring looks awful, and kills the great room concept.  Just pick a floor that goes nicely with your cabinets.
Title: Re: flooring suggestion
Post by: eyephone on March 21, 2017, 04:32:20 PM
I'm surprised no one mentioned the paint color, the recliner living room chair, the coffee table...

That person should of put the tile or wood floors throughout.

Title: Re: flooring suggestion
Post by: rkp on March 21, 2017, 05:01:51 PM
Espresso cabs can go very well with light color flooring.  The pic too bright but if you see it person, it totally works. 
Title: Re: flooring suggestion
Post by: jcm949 on March 21, 2017, 05:27:04 PM
I prefer dark cabinets matched with a single type of light color tile flooring throughout the entire 1st floor.  Carpet for stairs and on 2nd floor.
Title: Re: flooring suggestion
Post by: aquabliss on March 21, 2017, 06:08:43 PM
Saw this today at one of the Parkside models, kind of a grey / brown tile, looked nice.

Title: Re: flooring suggestion
Post by: _irviner on March 21, 2017, 07:09:32 PM
thnx everyone we have decided to go with tiles....
Title: Re: flooring suggestion
Post by: eyephone on March 21, 2017, 07:24:56 PM
Saw this today at one of the Parkside models, kind of a grey / brown tile, looked nice.

Btw-Did you meet Mike?  ;)
Title: Re: flooring suggestion
Post by: Irvine Dream on March 21, 2017, 08:45:57 PM
Saw this today at one of the Parkside models, kind of a grey / brown tile, looked nice.

Btw-Did you meet Mike?  ;)
more so why are you going and checking out houses in the boonies when you have the perfect Whistler house in Irvine with a nice looking backyard?
Title: Re: flooring suggestion
Post by: WTTCHMN on March 21, 2017, 09:28:36 PM
Saw this today at one of the Parkside models, kind of a grey / brown tile, looked nice.

Btw-Did you meet Mike?  ;)
more so why are you going and checking out houses in the boonies when you have the perfect Whistler house in Irvine with a nice looking backyard?

Everyone knows that Ronnie is obsessed with gated communities.  Irvine Dream, time to dust off that spreadsheet.
Title: Re: flooring suggestion
Post by: aquabliss on March 21, 2017, 10:54:19 PM
Saw this today at one of the Parkside models, kind of a grey / brown tile, looked nice.

Btw-Did you meet Mike?  ;)

Nope, all ladies in the sales office.  4 Women I think.
Title: Re: flooring suggestion
Post by: aquabliss on March 21, 2017, 10:57:57 PM
Saw this today at one of the Parkside models, kind of a grey / brown tile, looked nice.

Btw-Did you meet Mike?  ;)
more so why are you going and checking out houses in the boonies when you have the perfect Whistler house in Irvine with a nice looking backyard?

Stalker...

I work nearby and I like Toll's over the top designs, gives me some good ideas on updates.  Would never buy there, the lots are quite small and Toll Road is looming over you.  The community in general felt pretty cramped, but maybe that was just due to the construction traffic. 

Seems like only 3 models were open, I expected more. 
Title: Re: flooring suggestion
Post by: Ready2Downsize on March 22, 2017, 12:13:54 AM
hi we are buying property in eastwood and we have chosen darker cabinets through builder. post close  we want to change the flooring any suggestions on flooring

- Wood (not sure if it would go with darker cabinets)
- Porcelain (easy maintenance however grout issues are a concern)
- marble (expensive, no grout, tough to clean on citric spills)

We had marble. I would NEVER get it again.......... EVER.
Title: Re: flooring suggestion
Post by: BruinDoc on March 22, 2017, 07:53:04 PM
hi we are buying property in eastwood and we have chosen darker cabinets through builder. post close  we want to change the flooring any suggestions on flooring

- Wood (not sure if it would go with darker cabinets)
- Porcelain (easy maintenance however grout issues are a concern)
- marble (expensive, no grout, tough to clean on citric spills)

We had marble. I would NEVER get it again.......... EVER.
Okay, I'll bite...why? Not that I like it but I'm curious what was so bad about it? I find it cold personally; we had it in a rental house once.
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