Replacing entry tile

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I have wood floors throughout house. At the front entry, they put in ugly tile. I do not want to replace it with more tile, ugly or not. Matching the wood floors would be impossible. Any ideas using wood?

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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Dec 29, 2017
    Would you consider painting the tiles?

  • Cheryl A Cheryl A on Dec 29, 2017
    could you cover it with a large rug? or even laminate that matches your wood floors? the laminate flooring now looks like wood and is easy to install

  • Pascale Nguyen Pascale Nguyen on Dec 29, 2017
    How about miss matched wood planks with some that are similar to your wood?

  • Ken Ken on Dec 29, 2017
    There is also ceramic tile that looks like wood, a relatively new product. You get the durability of ceramic, which is likely why the tile was originally installed there. I would pick a color that contrasts with the existing wood rather than trying to get close to the same color.

  • Tinyshoes Tinyshoes on Dec 29, 2017
    What about a laminate stone...they really make some nice ones today!

  • GrandmasHouseDIY GrandmasHouseDIY on Dec 29, 2017
    Hi there, it seems if its impossible to match your wood floors have you considered putting in a wood floor with a totally different look, maybe run in the other direction with a threshold between? Then it will look deliberate that you put in two different kinds. Good luck!

  • Cristine Schwartzberg Cristine Schwartzberg on Dec 29, 2017
    Talk to a floor installer before giving up on matching the wood. We took down the dining room-living room wall and installed a header to give us a great room. There was no hardwood floor where the wall used to be. A floor installer was able to add new oak and refinish the entire floor to look seamless. I love the new look.

  • Joy30150932 Joy30150932 on Dec 29, 2017
    Take a look at the new vinyl plank or tile flooring which is now available in a lot of different patterns and colors. It actually looks like wood with easy maintenance.