Wood floors are a good option for kitchen floors; however, homeowners must take precautions before deciding to install wood floors in their kitchens. They should take into consideration the amount of anticipated traffic in the kitchen and the amount of moisture that may come in contact with the floor.
Because kitchens are high-traffic areas, the wood on the floor could become marked or scuffed over time. Homeowners can solve this issue by using rugs or by sanding or screening down the wood.
To prevent possible water damage to the floor, engineered wood floors are also a good option. This type of flooring consists of a ply core that resists water better than solid wood.