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Kitchen remodeling and I need input on cabinets and floor

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Kitchen remodeling and I need input on cabinets and floor

Fiona | Jul 9, 2013 10:51 AM

Hi - I am remodeling my kitchen and am having trouble making some decision - so I am coming to the kitchen users community for advice. My kitchen is very small (8.5 x 9.5) and I am trying to use sustainably made products as much as possible.
My current cabinets are white (I painted them several years ago) and I would like the new cabinets to be white or cream (the light color actually does make the romm seem larger). Various vendors are saying that painted wood cabinets will scratch, mar and generally show a lot of wear. Several vendors are recommending Thermofoil as being very durable and easy to clean. Does anyone have any experience or comments to help me decide?
The floor - I want a floor that is easy to stand on. I cook a lot and standing on a hard floor is murder on my back. I am considering Marmoleum 1 x 3's which have a cork backing or cork. I am concerned about the water proof character of each. Also, I have heard that cork will not stand up to dog claws an my daughter's family brings their dogs when they visit every few months. Again - any comments or experience?
thanks very much - I expect this will not be my last question before this is over!

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