Kitchens tend to see some of the heaviest traffic in a home. Choosing the best kitchen flooring to fit your needs can be overwhelming to say the least. There are a few factors to consider before shopping for your new kitchen floors!
- Comfort– Resilience is crucial for flooring, especially if you stand for long periods of time.
- Minimal Maintenance– The ideal floors should resist water spills, stains, and be easy to clean.
- Price– Budget can be a concern if kitchen floor installation is part of a home renovation.
- Style– Pick floors that match the finish colors and patterns in your kitchen’s backsplash or cabinetry.
Once you have an idea of the qualities or styles you want in your flooring, it’s time to decide on a material. The materials below show the advantages of each style
Hardwood floors have always been in style and are the best option for an open floor plan. Hardwood can be costly, and slightly more difficult to clean. A perk is that it can be refinished for a different or newer look. Installation should also be handed down to professionals.
Laminate has the look of hardwood but is more affordable. The installation of laminate floors is also fairly simple. Cleaning and maintaining laminate is easy due to the fact that it is built from various layers. One of the downsides of laminate flooring is that it can’t be refinished and does not last as long as hardwood.
Tile (Slab) Floors
Kitchen tiles can be made from ceramic, granite, porcelain, or slate. Large-scale slabs can enlarge the appearance of your kitchen. Tile slabs are also wear-resistant; however, installation can be challenging. Before installing tiles, make sure to check the condition of your subfloor.
Floating and Glue Down are the most popular options for vinyl flooring. Vinyl floors are easy to maintain as they require zero maintenance. Vinyl is also resilient and waterproof. The cost of vinyl is higher than the cost of laminate, but still much less than hardwood.
As you can see, there are many options available when it comes to choosing the perfect flooring for your kitchen. The experienced staff at The Floor Store can help you choose the right option to best fit your needs. Visit our local showroom or give us a call to get started on your next kitchen floor renovation.