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Old 02-06-2013, 08:10 AM   #31
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I love the look of hardwood and am in the process of replacing carpet with hickory.

However, my entry points, entry hall, kitchen, utility room and bathrooms are all tiled. Dishwashers can leak. People walk in with grit on their shoes. While wood floored kitchens look nice, I don't think they are as functional.

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Old 10-02-2015, 02:34 PM   #32
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Does anyone here actually HAVE engineered wood floors in their kitchen, and care to comment? Visually, I think it would look awesome. We have white cabinets, and red walls. I think a lighter color wood floor would look great. BUT..... we are fixing up to sell, so.... I'm just wondering what potential buyers would think. I want to make it a selling point.
We have engineered flooring in our kitchen and recently our refrigerator developed a slow leak and it was some days before we realized it. It totally ruined our engineered flooring. The flooring was constructed with a pressed board with a linoleum top layer. The pressed board soaked up water like a sponge.
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We have engineered flooring in our kitchen

The flooring was constructed with a pressed board with a linoleum top layer. The pressed board soaked up water like a sponge.
doesn't sound like engineered to me. laminate.

i had engineered in my last kitchen. it was just fine. had a small DW leak. it caused a tiny amount of raised grain right by the DW. not even noticable.
i left some peices outside for a good while, many months. pieces lasted far better than i thought they would.
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Laminate over plywood backing, and glued joint. 10 years, no forgotten spills but drops here and there. Fine around the sink and the dish washer. Steam from the dish washer exits from the top. Not sure how the wood veneer will behave, but if diy, gluing the joint may help.

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