One of the more frequently asked customer questions is, “Can wood floors be installed during my kitchen remodeling?” Absolutely. Beautiful wood floors have been part of many kitchen remodeling projects, with outstanding results. Moreover, for many, a wood floor is the only option. This is because wood flooring provides a classic look and natural beauty to your kitchen that never goes out of style. Prolific home cooks may want to add area rugs or mats, because wood is not the most comfortable flooring. Nonetheless, wood will stand up to everyday spills and stains.
Regardless, while regular kitchen activity is not an issue, standing water can be a problem. That said, the floor sealant will provide an impermeable barrier, which will stand up to the moisture. You will have nothing to worry about from a spilled pot of tomato sauce, a dropped drink, or spray from your sink. Additionally, in most instances, a well-maintained floor can even handle a leaky pipe or appliance.
What are some concerns? As with all wood flooring installations, it is things like exposure to sunlight, pet traffic, high heels, and unattended standing water. That said, if you take care, a wood floor installed during your kitchen remodeling project can last a lifetime. For the most part, you just need to vacuum and clean regularly, quickly wipe up spills, and avoid abrasive cleaners.
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