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Mixing Colours and surfaces

DominiqueMauric
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Mixing Colours and surfaces

We are about to begin a small reno on our townhouse and I wonder what peoples thoughts are on mixing tile and wood.

I want to have a large rectangular grey floor tile, off white kitchen benches (they're already in the house and don't need changing at this stage), and I would like to put a lovely warm timber benchtop for the whole kitchen. 

 

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Community Manager Jason
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Re: Mixing Colours and surfaces

Sounds like a fantastic project @DominiqueMauric. I'm sure the Workshop community will be able to provide plenty of advice and tips along the way. I certainly love the warmth that timber provides and love large format grey tiles - we used something similar in a new bathroom recently

 

Let me extend a very warm welcome to the community. It's great to have you onboard. I'm looking forward to reading more about your projects and plans.

 

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Kermit
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Re: Mixing Colours and surfaces

Those tiles look great. Personally I would choose timber floors as I prefer the look, they are a little warmer, and they are a little softer so easier on the legs and more chance of something bouncing if you drop it. But certainly no problem with mixing tile and wood. 

CathD
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Re: Mixing Colours and surfaces

Those photos look lovely, especially the timber benchtop. Looks like you have a great sense of style. Trust yourself!

Isobel
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Re: Mixing Colours and surfaces

I see no problem in mixing timber benchtops with a tiled floor. Many people are mixing timber benchtops with concrete floors at the moment.

 

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Isobel
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Re: Mixing Colours and surfaces

Check out this use of mixed materials @DominiqueMauric. It looks amazing! 

 

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