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Old 07-27-2010, 01:02 PM   #1
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Flooring advice for kitchen

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Looking for some flooring for our kitchen. We have a small dog and a young child so it has to be somewhat tough. I want tile because of the ease of cleaning and resistance to water, my wife wants wood because of the way it looks. I like the wood look to but hate to have it ruined.

I know hardwood is not a good option and laminates can be damaged by water. There will definitely be water on the floor at one point or another.

So where do we compromise?


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Old 07-27-2010, 02:37 PM   #2
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having the small child and the dog makes things a bit tough. If not for that, good quality hardwood in a kitchen wouldn't be a problem. There are some bamboo floors that are much harder than oak. You have to check before you buy. They are not all that strong. That may be a good option for you. Also depends on how big and rambunctious the dog is. I have two boys and a yellow lab. I have porcelain tile in the kitchen. Almost indestructable. No problems. I am not a linoleum fan anymore. I don't really like the laminate type floors such as Pergo brand, but that's just personal opinion. They are very tough also and will hold up well as long as they don't get soaked in water. Water wiped up right away is not a problem. A slow constant leak from an icemaker line will cause them to buckle. Just my .02
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Old 07-27-2010, 09:35 PM   #3
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The choice is simple, either go with a ceramic tile or vinyl until your child is older and your choice of pets changes. Ceramic, stone and hardwood add value to your home, but hardwood can be delicate. Hardwood shouldn't be used in many homes, not in kitchens anyway.

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Go for those ceramic tiles with wood designs. Choose tiles that are not very smooth so that your child will not slip.
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