Hardwood under washer/dryer?
Hi! I'm beginning to revamp my old kitchen into new laundry/mud room.
The old kitchen is a fairly large space (well, 12x12) and I didn't want to run tile throughout.
* I like hardwood
* there's a contrasting tile in the entryway I can't find/match,
* there's a jackpost under the kitchen and house movement has contributed to tile cracking
* tile will be pricey to install
Bottom line I'd like hardwood throughout if I can. But it seems strange to run hardwood under a washer/dryer. But if I JUST leave tile under the washer/dryer there will be a transition strip between the wood and that, which I think would make it hard to pull the machines out.
Another option: just tile the space between W/D and folding bench? I'd still have the post problem. And two flooring choices in a small room.
Here are some photos of the space:
Space in question is marked "kitchen" on the plan
From the hallway
From the entryway (room will stop where the fridge is now)