Diane M
Diane M
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  • Richmond, OH
Asked on May 8, 2012

what flooring would be great for a small kitchen main entrance ?

SandraKMS WoodworksDiane M
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i had a carpet and it just got too dirty and to many spills underneath is concrete floors we had congulem once and when they moved the refrigerator back it torn the congulem. i dont want tile because i have a new grandson and i am afraid if he falls he would hurt hisself any suggestions would be appreciaterd
8 answers
  • Pam
    on May 8, 2012

    Since you want something soft for the grandson, maybe those form puzzle looking pieces that fit together to use for now. You could lift it up and take outside to wash off occassionally. They sell them at Target and other stores in solid colors and primarycolored mixed packs. It's a temporary fix until the grandson gets a little older. Makes for a softer landing when he falls. I would think Lowes and Home Depot would also have. Google foam tiles. The pieces interlock together and you can get straight edges for around the edges and interlocking pieces to connect to each other. They are great for play rooms, work shops, etc.

  • KMS Woodworks
    on May 8, 2012

    Your grandson will outgrow the "falling down" phase very soon compared to how long your floor will last. Kitchen = Tile...end of story. For the "short" term get a rug or two or an anti-fatigue mat. You and your grandson will benefit from the much easier to keep clean nature of tile.

  • Diane M
    on May 9, 2012

    Thanks but this didnt solve my problem

  • A material that a lot of our customers like in their kitchens (both high-end and budget conscious) is a commercial grade vinyl tile. Congoleum makes a product called Duraceramic and Armstrong has one called Alterna. They are both made to look like traditional ceramic tile (most people cannot look at it and tell that it isn't "true" tile) but the tiles are warmer, softer, and easier to clean and maintain. You can also install it without a grout line, which is what most people don't like about traditional tile. Also, since this material isn't as thick as traditional tile, it reduces the risk of floor height problems in transition areas. Each lines have a variety of colors to choose from.

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  • KMS Woodworks
    on May 10, 2012

    because you have concrete below...tile will install very easily and last nearly forever. prices can range form less than a buck per sq foot to 20 a square for high end imported stone. I'm a big fan or porcelain tile is the 2-3 dollar range. I like the "textured" varieties as they look very nice but also provide some slip resistance. With a concrete sub you save by not needing backer board and the extra labor to install that first.

  • Diane M
    on May 10, 2012

    Thanks so very much i will check this out,the only thing i may still wonder is we have concrete flooring underneath will we need a subflooring before we put this down

  • KMS Woodworks
    on May 10, 2012

    tile can go right on the concrete...in fact it is one of the best ways to install tile.

  • Sandra
    on Sep 14, 2015

    Pergo would look quite nice and can go over concrete.

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