How are engineered hardwood floors in kitchen?


Is it’ a good idea to put engineered hardwood in kitchen. We live in dry state so Bamboo would not work. We wanted laminate but our space is to large and we would need spacers which we do not want.

Thank you

  6 answers
  • We opted pre-finished hardwood flooring in our kitchen, but the flooring rep told us that engineered wood was a great kitchen choice also. The price was exactly the same so we went with the solid hardwood and have been super happy. Here's an article that may interest you.

  • Craft Invaders Craft Invaders on Mar 12, 2019

    We've got it in ours and it's brilliant - really hard-wearing :)

  • Kelli L. Milligan Kelli L. Milligan on Mar 12, 2019

    What does dry state mean? Re. Flooring? You can use engineered wood flooring in a kitchen. In our area, dry state means no alcohol can be sold. You can also look a the solid vinyl wood look strips. Looks more like wood than laminate and is easy to install, looks great.

    • Vivienne Vivienne on Mar 13, 2019

      Thank you so much for your feedback. Dry state in this case I mean humidity. 😀

  • Bmasecar Bmasecar on Mar 12, 2019

    I live in Canada and our climate goes from cold dry to, dry or humid hot. I have put bamboo flooring in several kitchens. If you let your flooring acclimatize for a week or so out of the packaging and leave proper spacing around edges I don't see why bamboo would not work. Oh and by the way, laminate would need spacers around the edges as well, almost any wood/laminate product needs expansion and contraction room around the perimeter, usually hidden with baseboard or 1/4 round.

    • Vivienne Vivienne on Mar 16, 2019

      Thank you for the great feed back, I’m told bamboo might not be good only because we have low humidity all the time around 6%.

  • Laminate is horrid, stay away from it. I yanked it out of my house and replaced with wood. We have wood floors in our homes and are in Zone 9 with extremely low humidity, during summer, less than 10%, and they have all performed beautifully.

  • V Smith V Smith on Mar 16, 2019

    I had a wood floor in my kitchen from 1984 until we sold the house in 2005. It was professionally refinished once and I waxed it once a year. I loved it. It never look dirty and any marks or gouges could be repaired. It survived a dishwasher back-up that flooded the kitchen and a pinhole leak that sprayed water from below soaking it.

    • Vivienne Vivienne on Mar 16, 2019

      Thank you so much, that was one of my fears that it would stand up to a leak.