Hardwood flooring in the kitchen? Good idea or bad?
What about direction of lay? I’ve read that it should run front to back in relation to the front door. That doesn’t work for me due to joist direction. I guess I’ve never paid that much attention, but is this a real rule of thumb?
Is it possible to get matching prefinished stair parts and flooring?
Any manufacturers to look into or to stay away from? I’ve read some negative things about Lumber Liquidators here in the past. Anything changed there?
I’m asking these questions because we recently suffered some water damage at our house due to a leak in the refrigerators ice and water dispenser system. Our house had carpet in living areas and vinyl sheet in the kitchen, but we are considering making a change to HW when we put the house back together.
I’m feeling some pressure because we have a 6 month old son and need to get the house put back to normal as soon as possible and we know that we like HW floors be I haven’t done a lot of research on the subject.
Another question, like I mentioned earlier, we have a 6 month old son and plan to have more children in the future. Is is reasonable to expect a HW floor to survive children? Should this affect our decision on prefinished or site finished?
Any help or advice is much appreciated.