Question regarding wood flooring in kitchens

rdigiacintoJuly 17, 2013
I'm a big fan of programs "DIY, Income Property, Property Brothers' etc. where i see that flooring in kitchen as part of the open concept design which is very popular as opposed to porcelain/ceramic tiles. Anyone share my concerns regarding spills, water overflow?
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Kathryn
When my parents renovated their kitchen about 10 years ago they changed out their old saltillo tiles for wood floors. They have been EXTREMELY happy with their durability (no more fear of cracking tiles when you drop dishes!!) Also, with the addition of Grandkids and pets, those floors have seen just about everything. I am no professional, but I would be concerned about water buckling and warping if the floor was not sealed well or if a major flood happened. We have spilled pots full of water, glasses of wine, etc and it is still holding up well. I cannot speak for engineered wood floors though. Hope this helps!
2 Likes    Bookmark   July 17, 2013 at 4:43PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
mamadubbs
We have hard wood flooring in our kitchen and love it. It was here when we moved in 20 years ago. We are moving next week and one of the first projects is to install wood flooring.
1 Like    Bookmark   July 17, 2013 at 5:00PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
kadodi
We remodeled our kitchen in 2000. We completely gutted it and went with hardwood as the rest of the house was hardwood (except for baths). We have been extremely happy with it. It's easier on the legs when standing. Dropped dishes have not broken. We had no flooding or water issues.
1 Like    Bookmark   July 17, 2013 at 5:10PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
rdigiacinto
That's good to know. Thanks. We're moving into a new build, and we asked for wood floor throughout ( builder is installing tile) . Builder is charging too much money for small square footage. We even suggested that he not install tiles (even though they are nice) and we would place wood floor ourselves. They refused; said house had to be completed per specs.
    Bookmark   July 17, 2013 at 5:14PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
kadodi
The loan is based on the specs.... can you try and change the specs?
    Bookmark   July 17, 2013 at 5:17PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
rdigiacinto
Don't know if we can... Construction well underway ... Exterior only
    Bookmark   July 17, 2013 at 5:19PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
PRO
Ethical Flooring
If you get your way - a good quality engineered floor is fine in the kitchen. It is what is in my kitchen. We glue the joints together in the kitchen for extra protection from water.
    Bookmark   July 17, 2013 at 9:40PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
jtstone
We changed our kitchen floors to hard wood 4 years ago. In order for them to match the existing floors, we had the older wood sanded and stained along with the new floor. I was unaware that the sealants aren't what they used to be and I can no longer use a wet mop to clean. I do not feel that the Bona Spray and what is basically a dust mop clean the floors at all, at least not in my kitchen, with 3 children. Honestly, I would not put hardwood in my kitchen if I could do it over!
    Bookmark   July 17, 2013 at 11:31PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
sandybeaches247
Change it. And also side table needs update.
    Bookmark   July 17, 2013 at 11:36PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Emma Hodgson
I work in a home improvement store and have a lot of people ask the exact same thing, there are certain hard wood floor types that are acceptable for any areas that may get spills or moisture and there are some that aren't. So you'll just have to enquire about which is recommended when you're ready to start your project :)
1 Like    Bookmark   July 17, 2013 at 11:39PM
Sign Up to comment
Related Discussions
Need advice regarding laying engineered flooring over concrete
Question: Can we glue our engineered flooring directly...
bestyukonmom
Questions regarding Installing hard wood floors
First is it correct that the wood needs to acclimate...
Julie Maisel
clarification of previous question regarding wood finishing
I guess I was unclear in my previous question. I am...
cjaslan
Want to remove bulkhead. Question regarding beam and molding
We are going to get new cabinets and I would like to...
bdgracy
More Discussions
Need advice. I have parsons chair slipcovers in a pastel cotton print.
Need advice. I have parsons chair slipcovers in a pastel...
Lisa Hershock
Great room dilemma.
Need help with window treatments. Hate curtains. ...
Debbie Smith
Need HELP with Dining Room!!
I need to change my dining room!! Have never quite...
marym0113
When you have Oak Trim in the house, what wooden flooring would go?
We are redoing flooring after the flooding. We had...
CJ
Living room is too....blah :(
I just can't make this room work no matter what I do!...
kali_rae
Sponsored Products
Charlie Rug 9' x 12' - AQUA
$4,199.00 | Horchow
Impressions Sunset Rectangular: 5 ft. 3 in. x 8 ft. Rug
$549.00 | Bellacor
Robert Abbey Anna Faux Snakeskin and Brass Floor Lamp
Lamps Plus
Honeycomb Giclee Glow Bronze Balance Arm Floor Lamp
Lamps Plus
Artemide | Tolomeo Classic Wall Light
$320.00 | YLighting
Berry Aria Rug
$16.99 | zulily
Home Decorators Indoor/Outdoor Home Decorators Collection Rugs Kent Red 2 ft. 3
Home Depot
Area Rug: Galaxy Beige 8' x 10'
Home Depot
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™