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Stairs & Flooring Project

Wood look porcelain is a great floor option in Florida


Wood look porcelain is a great floor option in Florida

The project started with a contractor, Phil Jester of Clark & Logan Contractors, sending his customer to Gulf Tile to select materials for: the floors throughout the entire home, the stairs, the laundry room splash and the entire master bathroom. The existing materials installed throughout the home were simply not to the new owner’s liking. The new owners, Nedra and John Greene, preferred something more “beachy” and low maintenance than the bamboo installed on the floors and stairs and marble installed in the master bathroom. We chose various porcelain tiles to create a low maintenance option in a very coastal style.

The pictures showcase the floors and stairs. The woodlook porcelain chosen for the floors in a 6×24 was also used on the stair risers in an 8×48 size, thusly eliminating the grout lines. The 6×24 was utilized again as the skirting edge of the stairs. Trying to stay consistent to the color our designer selected for the Greene’s a 24×48 brown porcelain tile. A fabricator then laminated the edges and added bullnose to double the thickness of the reveal to mimic natural stone. We opted away from the natural stone due to the high likelihood of scratching and chipping associated with using a soft product on the step, while also avoiding a commercial look and feel. The Greene’s were thrilled with the end result.

The railings were uninstalled and reinstalled upon completion of the project, and the look is both coastal and warm. The products used created a durable and maintenance free installation are sure to provide the Greene’s with years of continued beauty.

Whether you are looking to update one room or the whole house, contact a Gulf Tile Design Center nearest you.  Our design team at our three design centers located in Tampa, Largo and Bradenton can assist you in picking the right style in any construction you may need.

Before & After Image Gallery