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The Weekend Poll: What's underfoot?

There may be no spot in the house that takes more wear and tear than the kitchen floor. What does the job best?

This is a nonscientific user poll. Results are not statistically valid and cannot be assumed to reflect the views of Washington Post users as a group or the general population.

By Elizabeth Razzi  |  June 18, 2010; 10:53 AM ET
Categories:  Home features , New construction , Poll , Remodeling and repair , Weekend Poll  
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Wood dings, warps, dents, scratches etc ina kitchen environment. Yes it looks great in the mags but in real live and in a real kitchen especially with kids and dogs its not so great. Dropping a pot or 28oz can of tomatoes will dent a laminate floor and many wood floors. Water and wood even with the latest high tech Green finish are never a good combination. Fridges, garbage disposers, dishwashers, and sinks can all leak what H20! Some high tech Green wood finishes and tomatoes don't mix.

Another option is to use a commercial grade restaurant flooring. When I built my new house I did this. Floor gently slopes to a drain. I have stainless steel counters
and shelves like in a commercial kitchen. I also have a big commercial grade sprayer and faucet. I just spray the floor and throw down Mr Clean. Scrub with mop and squeege down the drain. Quick and easy. Wood takes a lot more care and upkeep. In residential environment we will never wear out this floor.

Posted by: sheepherder | June 19, 2010 7:47 AM | Report abuse

Ceramic tile: my eat-in kitchen has a sliding glass door with southern exposure, in winter you can feel the solar warmth throughout the kitchen.
The tile is durable and easy to clean.

Posted by: jimbo1949 | June 19, 2010 11:01 AM | Report abuse

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