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Old 2021-06-12, 01:45 AM
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Default Hardwood in kitchen. YES OR NO?

I love the look of hardwood for the kitchen. But everyone tells me to stay away from hardwood and that's a big no no.
I have a big kitchen and the tiles will not look as great.

is hardwood in the kitchen really bad?
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Old 2021-06-12, 11:33 AM
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We had maple in our previous kitchen, and engineered hardwood now. Zero issues. The only trick is to make sure you mop up spills immediately, including small spills of stuff that may cause staining if left too long (spices, powders, etc).

The wood will be treated/coated anyway, so it'll be resistant to wet/staining as long as you treat it with the appropriate amount of respect.

I'd recommend getting extra, like a box or two, so you can keep a stash of the boards. That way if there's some disaster (leaking dishwasher, etc) that you don't catch before it causes damage, you have boards to affect repairs with.
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I would not want hardwood in a kitchen.
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Old 2021-06-14, 03:45 AM
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It's definitely not the best material for the kitchen but if you like hardwood then it's better to use engineered wood rather than solid hardwood. Engineered wood is a more durable and stable product.
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