Can you use beadboard as a kitchen flooring

Diane Judd
by Diane Judd
  6 answers
  • GrandmasHouseDIY GrandmasHouseDIY on Apr 24, 2018

    I've done a few searches and actually haven't really found that its been done before. HOWEVER, I don't see why it wouldn't work as long as you have a solid plywood underlayment.

  • Sassy Sassy on Apr 24, 2018

    Two things about using bead board as flooring concern me: (1) is it thick enough wood to handle the wear and tear of a kitchen floor? (2) would the grooves between the boards be willing to give up all the yuck that gets on a kitchen floor or would they be dirt/germ magnets?

  • Suellen Hintz Suellen Hintz on Apr 24, 2018

    I wouldn't recommend this at all. Seems like even paper bag finishing would be a better option.

  • Shore grandmom Shore grandmom on Apr 24, 2018

    That's not a good idea, it isn't thick enough and keeping it clean would be a nightmare. It would dent if something were dropped on it. It isn't scratch resistant and would probably scratch from just walking on it. And if water got on it, you'd have a bowed floor. I would find a hardwood, bamboo or laminate flooring if you want a wood look.

  • Diane Judd Diane Judd on Apr 24, 2018

    I was considering putting a real durable coating on it to protect it but the little grooves in it are no different than the grooves on my hardwood floor.