We are pondering re-doing the floors in our new house. We are thinking
basically wood everywhere, except tile in the bathrooms. But we are
worried about using wood in the kitchen. Has anyone had problems with
wood floors in the kitchen? I'm not sure what I am afraid of exactly,
just the idea that there is lots of liquid around, just waiting to find
its way to the floor..
It depends. If my mother in law stops by, there will be an 8 oz sample of
every possible wet product spilled on the floor, and then walked on as if it
weren't there. Are there any slobs like that in your house? In answering
this question, don't hesitate to link the word "slob" to any teenagers, no
matter how much you like them.
Have you ever noticed that if there are things on the passenger seat
of the car, that people outside the family will just sit on them when
they get in the car. And they'll rest their feet, practically stand,
on anything on the floor, without trying to move things around to get
to the carpet,?
And these are people who aren't slobs the rest of the time afaik.
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me know if you have posted also.
I did it once. NEVER again.
No matter how careful you are there will be wet accidents. A pot of boiling
water for pasta ruined my kitchen floor. Dinner was stopped immediately and
all went to work getting the floor cleaned up. My caulking on the edges,
failed, the cover poly coat only slowed down the boiling water.
Next day I could see I was going to be replacing the floor,,,,,,,,,,, this
time with tile.
Your performance and mileage may be different.
<grin> It's pretty good stuff ... called Aqua Lock (made in
Germany). It runs from the front entry to the back, then across
the back of the house (bath, laundry, kitchen, family room).
I put it in because my flooring supplier had it in his house and his
wife loved the way it performed. . Louise and I wanted hardwood ..
but we have a big, excitable dog and he'd scratch the hell out of
hardwood. So, this stuff -- which seems pretty indestructable.
It's not cheap ... I believe it's about five bucks a square foot at
retail ... I doubt the Chinese crap HD is selling for 88 cents a
square foot would hold up as well .... bu t...
I have an engineered hardwood (Mannington hickory) in my kitchen and it
looks wonderful. It's been 3 years now and it is holding up OK, but I
expect it will need to be either refinished or replaced at some point
within the next 10 years. I have had no issues with water spills
harming it. It does have a couple of problems though. A dropped jar
will dent it, a chair leg can scratch it, but the biggest issue is
moving appliances. It is really sensitive to marring if you slide a
fridge or stove across it. To me that is the single biggest drawback.
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