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RE: Spring- Yeah!

I've been debating about what to do in my kitchen. We had sheet linoleum
installed some years ago, but it is coming up along the edges of the
carpeting and along some of the cabinet edges. I don't know if they did a
lousy job installing or if that's just the way it ages. I like tile better
but in the kitchen - well, let's just say I am an enthusiastic but not neat
cook, and I don't like cleaning grout. 


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf
Of james singer
Sent: Friday, February 24, 2006 12:23 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Spring- Yeah!

We have saltillo Mexican tiles throughout the house--an addition when 
we bought the house. Talk about low maintinance. Only been sorry that 
we didn't have the tile guy install saltillo baseboards, too.

On Feb 24, 2006, at 1:19 PM, Aplfgcnys@aol.com wrote:

> Chris, unlike Ceres, I both cook with cast iron utensils and
> love my tile floors in the kitchen, 2 baths and laundry room.
> One tile is slightly cracked after 16 years of use, but you
> have to look close to find the crack.  The kitchen counters
> are tile, too - 8" square cream-colored tiles.  They clean
> up easily and beautifully, and so far have shown no wear
> and tear.  The bathrooms are older - more like 25 years.
> There is oak flooring throughout the rest of the house, and
> I like it, but it is a pain to keep looking good.
> As for cast iron utensils, I use them more and more - skillets
> of various sizes and a large pot.  I much prefer them to the
> other various kinds of pots I have.  Hang in there.
> Auralie
> In a message dated 02/24/2006 10:09:40 AM Eastern Standard Time,
> Cersgarden@aol.com writes:
> In a message dated 2/23/06 10:21:23 PM, lindsey@mallorn.com writes:
>>   My concern has always been that I'd
>> drop a cast iron skillet and crack the floor.
> Chris, it does not take something as big as the skillet to break the 
> tile.
> I hate my ceramic tile in my kitchen, hallway, (2) bath and laundry 
> room and
> hope to replace it, hopefully, this summer.   What a major job to 
> replace!   I
> do like the tile in my garden room, however.   I want to check out the 
> bamboo
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Island Jim
Southwest Florida
27.0 N, 82.4 W
Hardiness Zone 10
Heat Zone 10
Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
Maximum 100 F [38 C]

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