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Shells
This story is great! We have just moved into our new home and have inherited fake looking terracotta orange tiles that have been laid in a diamond pattern - attractive right!
Our interior design choice is going to be coastal/beach/hamptons/rustic do we have been trying to work out the a) best flooring look (we love “timber” flooring) to go with said choice and b) how on earth we are going to replace all.those.tiles the most economically quality way we can.
The house is a large area, one room space is 12mtrs x 6mtrs and there are 2 more spaces around the same....
Some great ideas here....

Btw: any ideas would be greatly appreciated!
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Jessica Coverley
This was a big question for me during renovations. How to connect the original jarrah floors in the weatherboard cottage to the new extension? The original owners went for green carpet (picture 3), but that was never going to stay! We knew we wanted spotted gum flooring on the stairs and downstairs living, but didn’t want to have it connected to the jarrah for risking it looking like a badly matched job (like the article mentions). Instead we bridged the old with the new by using a concrete landing that was a similar colour to the upstairs carpet. The colour choice avoids the feeling of too much going on - which was quite a risk with two types of wood, carpet, concrete (with a glass peephole to the cellar).
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redshan

Shells, Can you paint them? I know, dumb, they'll just scuff and look awful. BUT...If you paint them and also lay large jute rugs (or your motif) then you'll just see the tiles nearest the walls, where people don't walk! high traffic areas, you'll need rugs.

   

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