I have a open concept kitchen, currently is tiled while connected living and dining area is dark stained hardwood floor. I really like wood floor in kitchen. What kind floor is best for kitchen area? Is it possible to find floor color matching the existing floor in my dining area and replacing the kitchen tile?what would cost look like for 300 sq feet?
First off if you want to match as close as possible to the woods in the other area you will need to know the types of wood that are located in the living dining area. Once you know this you can usually buy that type of wood in a colour that closely matches your existing. Or you can purchase that type of wood unfinished and then hire someone to colour match a stain so you can get a very close match. Keep in mind when installing hardwood in a kitchen it is more prone to damage due to moister and the kitchen seem to be an area where things get dropped a lot. If you have younger kids and a large pet who eats in the kitchen I would no recommended hardwood.
Costs can vary usually to remove 300 sq ft of tile and dispose of it will cost well over 2000$. Installation charges of hardwood will be over 3$ a sqft if you leave You will be paying higher then average pricing if you leave the cabinets in.
Go with the hardest species you can find. Oak and ash are some of the strongest domestic wood species used in manufacture of wood floors. Rich grain and exquisite texture of these species will not only make the floor look beautiful and unique, but also help disguise small dents and scratches that are bound to occur over time.
Although Jatoba and Santos Mahogany are much stronger than oak and ash, these exotic woods tend to change color, darkening over time. In addition, they are very sensitive to humidity fluctuations: frequent contracting and expanding may cause the surface to crack. With exotic species such as these, it's best to use oil finishes over polyurethanes. Oil allows the wood to breathe, minimizing the chance of surface cracks.
The rough cost for this job is about $3000
Of course you be able to find a matching hardwood floor for your kitchen. We provide free estimate and bring samples to you house, so you can see with your lighting if the colors are what you are looking for.
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