Well, as I’ve mentioned several times before. My word for 2014 is FINISH and I have been putting blinders on and really focusing on finishing all the spaces that I started last year. And guess what, it’s working! I already revealed my Modern Farmhouse Bathroom and now I’m powering through the kitchen.
Our kitchen. Our poor kitchen has been under construction since last April. Yup, last April is when I started painting the kitchen cabinets and installed a new faucet and then I went on a 6 month hiatus. Did I mention that our cabinets have been half painted since last April? Yup, I’m keeping it real with you today.
This week, I’ve finished painting the cabinets (yay!), I have half of the counter tops installed and I’ve prepped for the subway backsplash and new floors.
Ok. So let’s talk floors. If you follow me on Instagram (which you should, because you get a ton of sneak peeks of things I’m working on in real-time), you may notice that I have a huge obsession with Faux Wood Tiles. I LOVE them. And I knew I wanted them for our kitchen.
Now it’s decision time. I recently discovered that The Tile Shop has a bazillion faux wood tiles to choose from. Seriously, I’ve never seen so many options. If I was going to replace ALL my flooring, I would have gone with a wood tile that had a lot more gray in it, but since our carpet in the rest of the houseis beige, I needed to go with a warmer tone.
Here are the three that I narrowed it down to and I ordered samples of:
1. Briarwood Mocha 2. Wood Walnut 3. Bayur Boreno
So gorgeous, right? Here are how the pieces look together against the kitchen wall color (Travertine by Eddie Bauer/Valspar). I’m glad I ordered samples because they look a little different from they appeared online. Not in a bad way at all, they just have more textures than I was expecting and are actually more similar in tone. So basically, I would be happy with any of the choices because they were all pretty similar and I love them all. Honestly.
So here is how each piece looks online vs. in-person
2. Wood Walnut
3. Bayur Boreno
And now against our kitchen cabinets:
What do you think? My husband, mom and dad all individually picked the Wood Walnut (#2) because of the beautiful wood grains. I love it too but would ultimately be happy with any of them! I was instantly drawn to #3 but I’m thinking maybe #2 is better for long-term? Help!
1. Briarwood Mocha 2. Wood Walnut 3. Bayur Boreno
And for the backsplash I’ve chosen the Imperial Bianco Bone White Subway Tile from The Tile Shop.
And if it helps you visualize how the rest of the kitchen will look, then take a look at our recent bathroom makeover that sits right off of the kitchen. The kitchen will look really similar with the concrete countertops and the white cabinets.
So what do you think? Which faux wood tile is your favorite? I am seriously dying to install it!
Special thanks to The Tile Shop for partnering with Design, Dining and Diapers on this project!
I think you should add your countertop color to your story board as it is just as important as your wall and cabinet colors when trying to decide what tile you prefer. I love the earthy feel to what you are doing and hope you come up with a great hardware solution, knobs and pulls, etc, that ties it all together.
Lynn Mosher says
#2! Definitely #2! They are all gorgeous, aren’t they?
Laurie@ Vin'yet Etc. says
Came right over from IG! Couldn’t resist those amazing tiles! Wow! I agree with #2, it has so much more character and warmth than the other two. It has the grey, but it has the warm under tones you want. I wouldn’t pick #3, it looks washed out in just the sample piece, I can’t imagine the whole kitchen floor like that. #1 is awesome too, but #2 has my final vote! Good luck, can’t wait to see what you choose.
Dang, that’s a tough choice! I love the wood grain in #2, but are all the pieces like that? I like the color of #3 just a tiny bit more, but it doesn’t have quite the character. But seriously, they are all gorgeous! Can’t wait to see it installed!
#2 I love #2!!!!
yep, I was going to say #2 as well. they are all gorgeous in their own way, are they textured at all?
I wouldn’t choose anything until you factor in your countertop choice. If your countertops are going to be exactly like your bathroom I think #3 goes the best. :D
I loved 3 from the beginning to the end of your post !
I would pick no. 1 for the color, but I would ultimately choose the one that would be the easiest to sweep and mop. So whichever one has the least amount of grooves.
Jill Rogat says
I prefer #3 because it has a rich and unique look. I also like #2 but it is a bit more classic and not quite as eye-catching as #3. All of these faux wood tiles look real!
I know this is an old post…but! They all look fantastic but #1 is porcelain and comes in multiple sizes (narrow and longer). When you mix and match the sizes during installation it looks way more realistic then the tiles that only come in one size.