More than all the other flooring surfaces in your home, your kitchen takes all the heat. From spilled juice to muddy paw prints, your kitchen needs to withstand it all. You may ask yourself: Does hardwood flooring belong in the kitchen? The answer is yes. Many homeowners opt for hardwood floor in the kitchen to create one big room by tying together all the areas in their home. It also makes it easier to wipe up spills, and is easy to maintain.
Oak, maple and cherry are examples of wood floors that would be the most durable. Softwoods such as pine will ending up denting with all the traffic.
Most of the finishes we have today are suitable for kitchens. Clear water base finishes would be great since they can retain the wood’s color and be easily touched up. Acrylic impregnated floors are little more pricey, but require less upkeep; when the sealer and stain color are infused throughout the wood, not just on the surface.
In order to prevent stains, be sure to wipe up spills immediately. For extra protection, put rugs at outside entrances or in front of the sinks and fridge. Also, be sure to use protective felt tips and pads under furniture you may have.
If you choose a dark floor, you might want to consider pale colored cabinets, and vice versa. You should opt for a contrasting look in your kitchen, unless you want a more monochromatic look.
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