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sandrider

05:34AM | 01/29/03
Member Since: 01/28/03
1 lifetime posts
Bvflooring
I want to remove my vinyl floor in the kitchen and replace it with a wooden floor. My choices are the 3/4" x 2 .25" standard pre-finished oak flooring or the 3/8" thick floating or glue-down oak flooring. Since this is a kitchen, my thinking is that the thicker wood would be better due to moving the fridge or stove and would last longer. Any opinions?

carpetman

04:10PM | 01/29/03
Member Since: 01/26/03
542 lifetime posts
the big issue here is who itstalls the floor.if you are doing it your self,hands down the best product is a floating floor,its the most user friendly floor made. a thicker floor is of no advantage, since you can't refinish past the nails anyway , 3/4 solid in a prefinished floor will not align as well as a engineered floor
a couple of other things to concider, if you have particle board under your lino (west coast style) you should pull it out. also when you put your stove & refer back put them on a sheet of masonite cut a little smaller than the appliance, keep another sheet handy to add in front when you move the appliance,that way the refer never slides in the floor,
p.s check out a product by bruce hardwood called coastal woodlands ( its a floating floor with a thick wearlayer) good luck

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