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Old 05-08-2013, 07:12 PM   #1
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Is it okay to install hardwoods or bamboo flooring in a kitchen? We want to keep the flooring the same through our main level & we want to use bamboo.

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yes. but, just like anything else = there are pro's and cons.

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Is it okay to install hardwoods or bamboo flooring in a kitchen? We want to keep the flooring the same through our main level & we want to use bamboo.
You can, but in spots like the kitchen and bathroom I wouldn't recommend it. If you spill something on it, it can get damaged easily...water can get through the cracks, it can get dented, etc.
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We put bamboo in our kitchen almost a year ago (carbonized strand) and it is holding up really well.
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I've installed hardwood flooring in many kitchens. Yes, you do need to take extra care, but it's worth the trouble, in my opinion. You can use strategically placed area rugs in places that may be more susceptible to wear and tear. I kept one in front of the sink/dishwasher and even had a small rug where the dog ate. You can find rugs to protect your hardwood that will suit your needs and decor. About the only flooring that won't dent or damage from dropped objects is ceramic/stone flooring. Keeping the bamboo throughout will make the kitchen seem larger and add continuity to the space.

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I have had hardwood and bamboo installed in kitchens with no problems. You do need to make sure it is quality material and that you finish it properly. Wipe spills promptly.

I especially like bamboo for kitchens. Duro-design is a fave supplier. Bamboo is harder than domestic hardwoods.

http://www.duro-design.com

That said, it depends on how much wear and abuse your kitchen gets. You can get woodlook tile to blend with your other floors that may hold up better to kids and pets.
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About the only flooring that won't dent or damage from dropped objects is ceramic/stone flooring.
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Ceramic doesn't dent, but it does chip.
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Yes, I know. My point was, ceramic/stone is far more impervious to damage than other traditional flooring used in kitchens. And my opinions are based on proper installation techniques.

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Ceramic doesn't dent, but it does chip.
Again, quality makes all the difference short of dropping something heavy. Highend tile should take a lot to chip it.
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Again, quality makes all the difference short of dropping something heavy. Highend tile should take a lot to chip it.
Not always the case a tile like travertine is a softer tile and shouldn't be installed in high traffic areas imo.

Ceramic is not as sturdy as porcelain as porcelain has a PEI rating for durability.

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