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RE: Tile or hardwood in the kitchen? (Follow-Up #9)

posted by: petepie1 on 12.02.2012 at 05:37 pm in Building a Home Forum

We have hardwood in our kitchen and unfortunately had a leak from the fridge water line. It resulted in some minor damage to a few boards under the fridge. Since then, we've got water sensors under the fridge and dishwasher ($10 each at the hardware store, they're battery operated) and are much more at ease about having the hardwood under the applicances. I like the look and feel, and when things get dropped they don't shatter. But I would recommend the water alarms.

FYI, there are much more expensive alarms that will turn off the water supply to the appliance when the alarm goes off. Ours just sound the alarm, so if we're home that is good, but if we're not the water will continue to run until someone gets home to hear the alarm.

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