Originally Posted by LEX
I have a small house, more like a town house about 1100 sqft of living space. A few months ago, I had tile installed throught the entire house, except the bedrooms. They still have carpet. Now it's time to rip that carpet out. I'm trying to decide on just doing them with the same tile the rest of the house has or do wood laminate.
I'm leaning more towards the wood, but am trying to decide on a shade. The rooms are small, but have high ceilings and I've heard darker colors make rooms look larger where as I thought lighter colors do.
I know it's probably best that I post pics and it's a personal preference, but I thought maybe I could get some ideas.
First, NEVER carpet in a bathroom - nor laminite due to the moisture. That's 101 stuff... the cold feet thing is negated by rugs and/or heating elements depending upon where you live.
Second, since it's a small home, it would've been best to tile the whole thing at once in the same tile (in general, many variable depending upon the layout). The reason for this is it creates a sense flow and looks much nicer, rather than a chopped up look where you can see the floor changing in each room. This is more important in a smaller home. These are general rules of design - not entirely rigid - depends upon the layout. In our house, you can see the entire house from a lot of points of view - at least you can see a bit of each room, where the room is connected to the hallway. We did all black slate in our house and it really makes the place look bigger (since it's not choppy going from floor type to floor type), and brings everything together. We have a small home... good luck!!