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Just ignore dd and the dog.. But you can see the timber panels. It's real wood grain and timber, we got ours from Harvey Norman. You just buy packs of the panels.
We spill liquids all the time. Plus the rain gets in a lot when it's heavy. But never been an issue.
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We put in bamboo floating floorboards to replace carpet. I really like them, they're very hard wearing and we haven't had any issues with scratches or water damage. Cheaper boards will bubble easily and warp but decent quality ones should be fine.
Personally I don't like tiles, we are looking to buy a new house and I've seen a few with tiles throughout - I won't even consider them! Tiles date over time and are difficult and expensive to change. They feel slimy underfoot on humid days, are so hard on your feet, and always look/feel dirty to me. We have tiles in some parts of the house and I feel like I am constantly having to sweep and mop them.
I much prefer the warmer look & feel of wooden floors but that's just my taste.
We have real polished Jarrah floorboards & they're lovely. Though in our house they seem to attract dust & dog hair very quickly, probably because they're darker so it shows up more. I don't know if I could have a house with carpet in it now after having the floorboards.
DH works in a lot of new houses & says he likes the look of polished concrete. No grout, hard wearing, easy to clean etc. Though it would be just as hard as tiles if you're worried about that.
Blackbutt hardwood floors here through 70% of the house, tiles through the rest (no carpet, bedrooms are in the timber also) and the wooden floors are sooooo much nicer. They can scratch, but it takes a decent amount of effort to do it! We've been here a year and our toddler hasn't managed to inflict any scratches on the timber.
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