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Question DetailsAsked on 10/27/2011

What is best type of kitchen flooring for a family with large dogs & kids? Water will be spilled on the floor.

durable, scratch & water resistant kitchen floor?

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Thoughthe years of remodeling kitchens I have found the best flooring to be eitherreal wood flooring or cork. Both are renewable. They are very easy on your feetand legs and look good. Now for the water problem. When you say water will bespilled on the floor. If your there when this happens and you can remove thewater right then and there, you will not have a problem with water with yourhard wood or cork flooring as long as there are sealed when installed. Waterhurts wood and cork flooring when it's standing there for a period of time.

If you are stillconcerned with water, porcelain tile is the best to install in large format It's water proof and requires no maintenance except cleaning.( the groutisn't water proof so make sure a waterproof and anti-crack membrane isinstalled under your tile like Schluter Systems)

I hope this helps.

David Sturm
Attention to Detail Home Remodeling


Answered 8 years ago by Davidshammer


Tile the best chose . Linolium tear down . wood will expend and contract and NOT design for moisture . Tile with 1/8" grout joint between tiles the best chose. Serge Construction & Cabinetry (919)295-4160

Answered 8 years ago by Serge Construction


I think tile or leno is a good choice, make sure a sealer is applied to the tile, and you will be fine, There are some very attractive linoleum products also and are very durable and waterproof! Pat, All Carpet Repair

Answered 8 years ago by patsnyder

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