As we mentioned Monday, we’re tabling the backyard during the most scorching part of summer and moving inside to the air conditioning. We’re going to rip out our old, gross office carpet and lay down some shiny, new tile.
We’ve been spending too much time on the internet looking at tile lately. At the moment, we’re leaning towards a darker tile (mostly to help hide black dog hair and muddy paw prints) in a larger format, probably 12″x24″. For now. That’s subject to change at any time, especially if the dark tile we like clashes with our dark built-in desks.
This is my favorite tile so far. I love how it has the look of slate (but is porcelain) and is a dark moody gray. Its price, on the other hand, is a little higher than we were hoping to go.
This tile from Lowes may be a great alternative. It’s also porcelain and has a similar feel to the Tile Shop tile above, but is a third the cost (which would leave us more dinero for the rest of the office).
I’m also strangely drawn to this honed travertine tile. I love the fossils and think the color would play well with our existing hardwood floors (and I think it would really hide muddy paw prints).
Before we make any decisions, we’re going to visit Lowes and the Tile Shop (there’s one open in Dallas now!) to see everything in person.
Which tile is your favorite? Would you go with a dark or light tile? Do you lean more towards natural stone or ceramic/porcelain?