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Flooring for open concept kitchen
April 11, 2013 in Design Dilemma
We're planning for our upcoming new build and weighing between all wood floors including the kitchen in an open concept layout or to use tile (I like travertine or equivalent) for the kitchen. I worry about aesthetics for the mixed flooring but recognize that our kitchen will get very heavy use and thus we don't want to worry about the floor getting spoiled, particularly since it is a thoroughfare to the backyard patio. We do plan to have the wood flooring (either hickory or quarter-sawn oak) sanded, stained and polished on-site in medium-brown tone. Any thoughts? I'd appreciate any advice you may have!