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  1. callatiler

    callatiler Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Aberdeen
    Ok gents, suggestions for best way to merge these two floors together. 610x610x20mm tumbled travertine supplied by Mandarin stone. Discontinued, no spares! Customer took down a partition wall thinking easy to get spares, to the left 30 square metres, to the right 40 square metres. Money not really an object, and been given free hand to sort this out. Customer quite open to solutions but not really wanting to rip out any tiles if possible. The length of wall taken down runs wall to wall 4 metres.

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  2. callatiler

    callatiler Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Aberdeen
    Forgot to say there is heated wire kits under both floors
     
  3. pdc

    pdc Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Can you remove the doorway section and put a strip complementing/contrasting what's there?

    Is it still going to be 2 separate areas?
     
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  4. callatiler

    callatiler Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Aberdeen
    Yes any material, colour etc contemporary anything!
     
  5. impish

    impish Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Lancashire
    If the floor is nice and flat, over-fix with Porcelthin.
    Whatever you do otherwise it's always going to stand out.
     
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  6. callatiler

    callatiler Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Aberdeen
    Stone must stay, no going over
     
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  7. callatiler

    callatiler Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Aberdeen
    To the left leads into a kitchen to the right was the formal dining room
     
  8. impish

    impish Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Lancashire
    I could (probably) mix up a base colour with a few large tins of straw Tenax and then get my artist's brushes out to do a bit of a Michelangelo....
     
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  9. impish

    impish Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Lancashire
    Being travertine, it's not like you could even prize a few up from somewhere else in the rooms.
     
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  10. jcrtiling

    jcrtiling Professional Tiler TTA Member Top Contributor

    Location:
    Salisbury
    If you know what travertine it is I expect somebody will still do it . Then refinish it to the finish you have .
     
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  11. impish

    impish Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Lancashire
    The chance of the shade and veining being even remotely close is next to nil!
     
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  12. callatiler

    callatiler Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Aberdeen
    I suggested taking doorway piece away, straighten and manufacture edge again and fill with matching pebble mosaic, said I was boring and to think outside the box!
     
  13. jcrtiling

    jcrtiling Professional Tiler TTA Member Top Contributor

    Location:
    Salisbury
    But we are dealing with somebody who wishes not to change their floor and although it will show it can probably got to a close colour with things like colour intensifiers or coloured waxes
     
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  14. pdc

    pdc Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Nick KateJ's idea.... 20170901_214618.png
     
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  15. impish

    impish Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Lancashire
    It will 100% stand out like a sore thumb no matter how hard you try.
    Might as well go for full-on feature strip.

    Get something like this made:
    Bubbles in water encased in glass, strong enough to walk on...

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  16. callatiler

    callatiler Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Aberdeen
    I know after customer said that I thought ok red orange purple it is then
     
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  17. callatiler

    callatiler Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Aberdeen
    I remember reading a story about how the Japanese don't throw any porcelain or china ornaments out if damaged they get them repaired with pure gold as it highlights the journey the piece has been thru as in life. But we are speaking about a lot of gold and even they would be gasping and they are really really not short!
     
  18. 3_fall

    3_fall Administrator. Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    SW London
    Any images that give an overview of the rooms Ian?
     
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  19. impish

    impish Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Lancashire
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  20. callatiler

    callatiler Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Aberdeen
    Haha you won't believe this Marc but not allowed to as customer very very private and not allowed. Camera only allowed to take floor photos haha rich people they are all daft or eccentric as they call it haha
     
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  21. 3_fall

    3_fall Administrator. Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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    SW London
    Oh I would believe it, I've experienced it.
     
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  22. callatiler

    callatiler Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Aberdeen
    Now I'm worried in case they see this as they sip their cognac on their yacht in Monte Carlo! Haha
     
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  23. 3_fall

    3_fall Administrator. Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    SW London
    Ok so cut in an ebony border around perimeter of every room/area.

    Or a contrasting piece of stone with a water jet cut inlay, with the words,

    'I've got more money than sense!' :rolleyes:
     
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  24. 3_fall

    3_fall Administrator. Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    SW London
    Yes I can tell whose house it is by the colour of the floorboards under the Trav.
     
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  25. pdc

    pdc Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Depending on the room layout that idea could look really good. Brushed stainless border with LED lighting under frosted glass..
     
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  26. callatiler

    callatiler Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Aberdeen
    There's floorboards, Wedi boards, screed, uncoupling mat. Would you go down the traditional route and try and match in or contemporary? No tripping hazard and don't be boring is what I've been told
     
  27. jcrtiling

    jcrtiling Professional Tiler TTA Member Top Contributor

    Location:
    Salisbury
    If you've been told don't be boring got to be a comtempory contrast .
     
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  28. 3_fall

    3_fall Administrator. Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    SW London
    You're not being given much to work with have you. One small strip between two areas, hardly a feature wall.
    4m x 150m? In 70m2 what kind of statement can you make.
    You can get tiles with led's in them, that can project images on to the tiles, even watch Tv, of sorts.
    But again, not much width. So at best you could get a pretty pattern changing colour or something similar.
     
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  29. callatiler

    callatiler Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Aberdeen
    Don't suppose your wife fancies making more mosaics :rolleyes:
     
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  30. pdc

    pdc Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    That new saw has got to earn its keep!
     
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  31. 3_fall

    3_fall Administrator. Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    SW London
     
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  32. callatiler

    callatiler Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Aberdeen
    How about a strip of in-situ terrazzo with brass inlays? Colour?
     
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  33. jcrtiling

    jcrtiling Professional Tiler TTA Member Top Contributor

    Location:
    Salisbury
    I've got it . Latex and a rug
     
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  34. 3_fall

    3_fall Administrator. Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    SW London
    How about it? :p:p
     
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  35. callatiler

    callatiler Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Aberdeen
    Never done terrazzo on wood before!
     
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