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Hello Chris,
what do you think of this new (at least where I live) trend of putting hardwood flooring in kitchen?
We are renovating our house and we have an open concept living room and kitchen-dining area. We have decided to go with acacia hardwood in the living and dining section but we are not sure if we should install it in the kitchen section. I am a little worried for the potential water damage but, as a salesperson told me, we don't really expect floods in kitchen. These guys are trying to sell me their products so I'd thought I'd ask an expert instead to have a more neutral idea.
Also, do you have any comments about this type of wood before we order the product? We like it a lot and will most likely install in the bedrooms, family room and living-dining area.
We have a humidifier in the house.
thanks a lot!

Katherine ,

Its true and I have installed wood in many kitchens.. they look beautiful , warm and rich.
Water is not an issue as long as it is just a spill, it takes many days of soaking to ruin a nice floor.

I dont see where you mentioned a product or name??


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20+ years flooring installation ...carpet,wood,tile and vinyl. Residential and commercial. I do not sell the products , just install what ever the shop / customer has purchased. I actually love seeing the finished project completed and it gives me great satisfaction to help others acheive that goal. If I don't know the answer I will say so, and then I will recommend another expert for you. I may even research the subject and answer to the best of my ability ...including links to my sources. I wish you all success Chris


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