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Old 02-25-2004, 11:32 PM   #15
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Two thoughts Steph ~

1. Order samples first before placing the order for the whole floor
2. Color is very subjective...if you like it, it's probably fine

I'll let Bryan speak for himself as far as his issue...but generally, if colors are too close to each other, but a near miss, it's worse than if they are contrasting colors like walnut & blue or green would be.

Just my .02

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Old 02-26-2004, 06:57 AM   #16
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I don't disagree with you. What I was pointing out was that many of those floors date back to the 20's and 30's and were already extremely old and well worn into the 50s and 60s of which this generation can remember. A lot of them were cracked at the edges and had shown a lot of wear and people began to think of them as inferior floors forgetting their age. Any comparable floor including the old vinyl asbestos tiles would not even have lasted as long. Today's VCT and vinyls certainly will not last as long.
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Old 02-26-2004, 07:01 AM   #17
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Floor colors

Shari's correct. order a sample or two before making a decision. Also Colors close together could be a problem, to be safe, go with a more neutral, this will give you more options. Options are usually a good thing!

I bought mine through ifloors.com Go to that web site and they show you all of the colors available. Warning- you are going to like many or all of them, the stuff is so beautiful!

Also, the red you see in my picture is not true. When I got the tile it was much more toned down, and does not jump out at you as the photo suggests. I was happier with that as I thought it was prettier that way.

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Old 02-26-2004, 07:56 AM   #18
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As far as other options, there are some commercial sheet vinyls that are more "solid" than the residential variety that most people use and VCT is solid all the way through & it's durable with lots of flexibility color-wise.

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Shari, what's your opinion of cork flooring? A friend is going to redo his 70 Safari and is looking at using cork flooring. He's an architect and has used this product in the past and is pretty sold on it.
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Old 02-26-2004, 09:43 AM   #19
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Shari, what's your opinion of cork flooring?
I think it's beautiful, although I'm not sure the durability compares to linoleum. Also the color selection is limited to more of the "naturals".

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I think it's beautiful, although I'm not sure the durability compares to linoleum. Also the color selection is limited to more of the "naturals".

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Beware of fading cork! Unfinished or prefinished cork flooring will fade pretty dramatically from direct sunlight
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Old 10-18-2004, 04:00 PM   #21
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Cool Farbo Ware

Looks like a solid job! Congrats on a job well done. There's plenty of color options to coordinate with that primary color! Have fun with it. Will be interesting to see the final product!
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Earlier in this thread, Steph said " I have absolutely no sense of what colors don't go together! ", and there have been other comments about colors, and how to choose them. I will pass on a tip my granny gave me, and that has always served me well. She told me to look at a rainbow, and always chose colors to match that are adjacent in the rainbow. The rainbow color sequence is red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet. ( Richard Of York Gained Battles In Vain!) . So red will go with orange, yellow with green, green with blue, blue with indigo, and indigo with violet. On the other hand, be wary of non-adjacent rainbow color matches, such as red with green, or orange with blue. This is obviously not a hard and fast rule, but it has served me well as a basic guide. I pass on this bit of folklore for those who are interested. Nick.
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I guess I will have to throw away my entire red and green Christmas collection.
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I guess I will have to throw away my entire red and green Christmas collection.
Yule be glad that you did......... No sacrifice is too great on the altar of good taste. On the other hand, to avoid waste, you could try spraying all your holly berries with blue paint. Nick
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