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Best Kitchen Flooring?

Postby Pesche » Mon May 28, 2007 10:17 am

We are knocking down a dividing wall in the kitchen to make a kitchen-diner.
Currently, there is a concrete flooring in one half, and wood in the other.

- I'm considering filling the side where there is currently wood with concrete, to get an even base. Is that advisable? or might there be damp-proofing issues?

- What do people think is the most appropriate flooring for a kitchen: hard wood. laminate, tiles, limoleum?

All help appreciated!

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Simply Build It

Postby thedoctor » Tue May 29, 2007 6:17 am

There could be a damp issue with the floor so take a look at our ground floor sklab proect to see how a slab is put together. If you can stop the damp rising up the sides of the slab, between the damp membrane and the wall by cutting it into the brickwork at DPC height it will be fine. Our personal choice for kitchen floors is tiles laid on underfloor heating. Tiles are the only 100% way (when laid properly) that you can guarentee surplus water, leaks, spillages etc will not get under and cause swelling or damp problems. Its a personal choice as Ive said, so no reflection on anyones products!
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