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Old 05-18-2014, 05:40 AM   #16
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I think using wood in the kitchen area, will be a little bit risky of may get wet.

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I used the same in my entire house and love it. I haven't had any issues with water, soda, beer, or anything else dropped on it. Mine is 3/4" solid Koa.
That's one of the nicest kitchens ever and could easily be something you would see in House Beautiful magazine.
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Thanks for the replies, everyone.

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Ok....so what do you really like?

What is your budget?

How much of it do you want to do?

And...that is a really small kitchen...

As an FYI....you can really change the look and increase functionality by changing the floors and installing a breakfast bar between the kitchen and living room. It will define the space while still leaving it open.
Great questions.

I really like wide plank flooring in a dark reddish/cherry finish.





The look I'm going for in the kitchen.



I'd like to keep it around $3k, if possible. I'd be more than happy to hire someone to install it and assist them, if that'd get me around my budget. I understand that getting this look might be out of my budget, please let me know if that's the case.

I want to do the whole place in the same flooring, approximately 700 sq ft.

I'll be adding a small island, around 4.5' wide, between the exterior wall and the interior wall next to the refrigerator.

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Just tile the whole place and be done with it.

As someone mentioned, the wood plank tile is "in" now.
I'd love to do the wood plank tile throughout, I really believe it's my best option. The issue is the stuff I've seen is around $6/sq ft (retail), and installation is much more than laminate. If I could get the cost close to $6 installed, I'd do it.

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I would do wood in the living area and tile or vinyl in the kitchen. If you are putting in an island it's going to be broken up anyway.
A good point, but it's important to me that it's all the same. It's a fairly small space, and that dividing line makes it seem even smaller.

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I think using wood in the kitchen area, will be a little bit risky of may get wet.
This is my worry. I'm leaning toward laminate, as a few friends and family have it in their kitchen, but I *know* it's risky. The cheaper cost is offsetting that risk a bit, but I'd still rather do it once. It seems like LVT and tile are the only options I really wouldn't have to worry too much about, but tile is expensive and the quality of LVT seems cheap.
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Hmm, I just found this stuff at Lowe's for $2.39/plank. 700 sq ft worth would be around $1800. If I could get it installed for $2/sq ft and factor $800 in other materials, that'd bring me in around $4000. Is that realistic?
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This is a diy forum.

If you found the tile at Lowe's, I think they offer installation.

In my area, installation is about $5/foot, but you may get a better price for a large room.

Again, if you want to keep the price down, this is a diy forum.
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Thanks. Currently researching the DIY route, as it's the only way I could afford tile.

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