Need help selecting a flooring material suitable for indoors and out
schrot
January 22, 2014
We are adding on family room that will open out to the backyard. One idea suggested was to use a flooring that could continue from inside to out ... We have two kids and a dog so worry about surface getting slippery when wet ...so want to be mindful about that...

My husband is not crazy about porcelain tiles that looks like wood and I worry that slate will be flakey and cold.... would love some ideas of what might work.
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greengirl
Don't know where you are located or the style of home. Pls add.
    Bookmark   January 23, 2014 at 12:27AM
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Matt Patterson Custom Homes
Slate is not "flaky". On the cheap, if you are pouring a slab foundation stain the concrete.
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saratogaswizzlestick
Slate is a timeless look which works well outside and in. Cheap slate can be flakey (all those thin layers), just get good quality stone.
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Amy Stokes
Soapstone is great for flooring, especially if you are in a cold climate.
    Bookmark   Thanked by schrot    January 23, 2014 at 9:40AM
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schrot
greengirl we are in Marin County (Northern California)- its a California Bungalow
    Bookmark   January 23, 2014 at 9:53AM
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Adrian J. Naquin Interior Design L.L.C.
Slate can work real well - however in int. use ( honed and filled) which has good coefficent of slip resistance and is easier to clean and outside use ( natural cleft) Agree with your husband the wood look tiles are best left for Mc donalds.
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greengirl
Bluestone is beautiful. What about limestone? Or just a different direction, reclaimed barn wood. It's already been outside. This is a great question with some tough calls. Keep us posted.
    Bookmark   January 24, 2014 at 10:13PM
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greengirl
Just saw something about teak too. Good outside for sure. Probable $$$, but not sure
    Bookmark   January 28, 2014 at 9:47PM
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