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Old 07-16-2007, 11:30 AM   #1
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We are redoing our kitchen and would like to put down marble flooring. Can you guys help me out and let me know if that is a good idea?

We have 2 dog's and a kid on the way, so there is a lot of traffic. Do I need to be concerned with scratches, stain's, etc? How easy are they to clean or repair? What would you do in my situation? My other option in wood.

The marble coloe would be brown and cream (12x12 tile's in a checkerboard pattern).

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I heard marble is good for bathroom or other wet area... but not kitchen... they said the stain are difficult to remove...etc... I heard for kitchen, need to use other types of stones... if you want luxuary look... but now marble...

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Marble does stain easily and scratch easily. It is not a good choice for kitchens and not the greatest choice for bathrooms either. That being said, I just redid my bathroom and used marble on the floors and wall 3' up. Its just my wife and I and one small dog, so we are just planning to be extremely careful around the marble.
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Marble is very slippery dry and even worse when wet. I would not use it in the kitchen. Besides you must have a beefed up subfloor to support the weight of marble.
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To help with the slipping on the marble, we did a rough stone inlay on our bathroom marble design. We used the 4'' by 12'' strips of rough stones and did a rectangle of them on the bathroom floor.
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I would have to agree with all of the other opinions on marble.
It is not a good choice for kitchen as it will absorb stain and very hard to remove.

You said your other option is wood flooring. That is what I have now in the kitchen.
But if you have a dog with long nails, it will scratch, and if you drop anything, it will also dent.
They are very beautiful but you have to be really careful with them.
And a baby coming along.......

How about slate? I have slate in the bathroom and they are really resilient an look great, (if you like that look).
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Why not just do Granite? Wood is a good choice also but Granite gives the home more value than wood, but wood gives u more options on paint colors .

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