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What type of flooring in the kitchen?

Old 02-14-07, 06:28 AM
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We had our house built 20 years ago and we had to settle for carpet and vinyl because of cost. This last year we replaced all the carpet (living room, bedrooms) with hardwood and all the vinyl (kitchen, bathrooms, entryways) with tile. The wood is a prefinished 3/4" medium shade oak and the tiles are three different styles of Mannington porcelain: Botticelli Walnut (kitchen), Botticelli Bisque (master bathroom) and Perugia Mineral Gray (small bathroom). It's all gorgeous.

(BTW, most of what is still generically called ceramic tile is porcelain these days. It's actually stronger and less brittle.)

I did not want the wood in the kitchen, bathrooms or entryways because of the kind of traffic, moisture and other abuse it might get. Both my wife and I absolutely think we made the correct choice.

I definitely would not recommend wood for kitchens.

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Id vote Linoleum for the Kitchen....
Old 02-14-07, 06:08 PM
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There are some Linoleum tile flooring available now that can look a lot like real ceramic tiles, and not like the "cheap" looking Linoleum of the past. I recommend at least checking these out as a part of making your decision on what to get.
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I replaced our kitchen flooring with oak 10 years ago. I really like it. I did it also in my previous home.

It is easy to clean up. No grout. Things don't break as easily as tile. Softer and quieter. Yet hard enough, as it looks good still.
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I have wood laminate in the kitchen. I love it!

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