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Third part of wood flooring installation. Includes how to install hardwood flooring around cabinets, tools needed to install wood floors and how to finish up the room.
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A wood floor is absolutely gorgeous in the kitchen and it is warm under foot compared to a tile. The wood is easier to stand on for longer periods of time compared to tile. If you drop something on a tile floor it is likely to break compared to wood.
I am a home builder that builds homes in the upper end and we almost exclusively install job-finished floors in all of the kitchens that we build! It looks great and is durable.
A solid hardwood floor with a three coats of polyurethane is very durable. It will over time show wear in high traffic areas and can be marred by high heels and pet activity. The nice thing about wood is that you can refinish it at a reasonable price and you have a floor that looks new again.
You can damp mop it with a solution of white vinegar and water so it is easy to take care of. The wood at the door where water is brought in from outside can be problematic and you should be careful to use area rugs to prevent any water from getting between the door threshold and the edge of the wood. Make sure that this joint is properly caulked with a matching caulk.
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