Oak and maple are common choices for kitchen
flooring; pine is often used to give a worn effect. The wood
is typically installed prior to the cabinets and laid in
planks, narrow strips, or patterned parquet squares.
A floor finished on-site with penetrating oil
and wax gives you the classic look of hardwood floors and an
even surface. However, it will need to be waxed annually. This
type of treatment is more appropriate for the drawing room
than a high-traffic, high-spill zone like the kitchen.
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