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Old 05-05-2008, 01:46 PM   #21
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These are flooring experts who are advising strongly against it. I'm sure there are exceptions to every rule.
They must specialize in tile work.
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Old 05-05-2008, 01:51 PM   #22
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Where did I miss the sushi bar? I still don't see it - someone - point me to it!
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Old 05-05-2008, 01:55 PM   #23
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Where did I miss the sushi bar? I still don't see it - someone - point me to it!

It's in the Green kitchen - see the lazy susan thingie? Another reason I like that one - lots of Asian influence & bamboo flooring (as I recall).

Decorating : Kitchen : Tour the Top 10 Amazing Kitchens : Home & Garden Television

Better to watch the show. There's so many details, appliances etc., you can't see on the site.
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Old 05-05-2008, 02:00 PM   #24
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We just replaced a 14 year old hardwood floor in the kitchen with ceramic.
The hardwood is lovely for a few years, but if you really cook and spend a lot of time in the kitchen, it starts to show wear and looks terrible. Hardwood everywhere else in the house is great for me, but not my cooking area.

I must admit that the replacing of the floor ended up with granite countertops and new upscale appliances, as well. One thing just led to another.
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Old 05-05-2008, 02:11 PM   #25
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It's in the Green kitchen - see the lazy susan thingie? Another reason I like that one - lots of Asian influence & bamboo flooring (as I recall).

Decorating : Kitchen : Tour the Top 10 Amazing Kitchens : Home & Garden Television

Better to watch the show. There's so many details, appliances etc., you can't see on the site.
OHHHHHHHHHH - I thought I missed a little sushi setting meaning the refrigerated section for the sushi - that's what I want
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OHHHHHHHHHH - I thought I missed a little sushi setting meaning the refrigerated section for the sushi - that's what I want
(tsk tsk tsk) Would that come with a strapping mid 30's Japanese fellow?
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(tsk tsk tsk) Would that come with a strapping mid 30's Japanese fellow?
Well.......................now.................... .....that would certainly be nice ...and up to mid 40's is fine with me
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Old 05-05-2008, 02:39 PM   #28
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I put engineered HW floors down in my kitchen and couldn't be happier. Not only do they get wear from foot traffic, I chase my dog with a RC car there too. They still shine like new after 3 1/2 years. I floated the flooring for more cushion which is great on the back and feet. If your HW floor wears out like you think, then it was finished poorly or installed incorrectly.

Jeeks, what's an engineered hardwood floor?
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I saw them, too, but I liked #3 much better than #1. I'm tired of everyone doing "Tuscan."

I also think it's truly sad that such a high percentage of those over-the-top kitchens are never cooked in. One of the managers at The Great Indoors said their estimate is around 75 percent that are rarely, if ever used. All that money for show!

Wonder how the downturn in the economy might change that?
thanks, that was my reaction as well. nothing going on in any of them.babe
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Jeeks, what's an engineered hardwood floor?
A plywood substraight with a veneer of your choice for the surface. A misconception is that it cannot be refinished, or only refinished once. This is not true since the finished veneer is the depth to the tongue/groove joint. You can only refinish a solid floor to that point as well, otherwise you'll have huge gaps from the joint and you'll cut into the fasteners. The multi-directional substraight provides a stable floor with minimal movement. Most brands can be glued, nailed, stapled or floated. They are usually cheaper than solid HW. Most brands come with a factory finish that you cannot re-create out in the field. Super durable and easy to install. Very DIY friendly. The DW and I installed our floor (270ish sq ft) in a weekend. That's including removing 6-7 different floors from 1910 to 2005, installing a layer of luan and the padding material used underneath floating floors.
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