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Is oak flooring OK for the kitchen?

Q. What do you think about using white oak hardwood for a kitchen floor? I’m considering replacing the vinyl in the kitchen, and wall-to-wall in the adjoining family room with hardwood, but I’m getting push-back from my adult children. They are concerned about water damage, especially from the dishwasher. They are suggesting ceramic tile for the kitchen.

FERNANDA, Westwood

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