Which Flooring is Perfect for Your Newly Remodeled Kitchen?
Everyone seems to have an opinion as to what type of flooring should be put in a kitchen. Some people think that linoleum or vinyl is the way to go, while others cannot live anywhere where there are not hardwood floors throughout the entire home.
As you can see, kitchen floors are a personal choice and only you can decide what will match the style that you want in that space as well as what will work best with your lifestyle.
Here are 4 different flooring options for you to choose from:
Hardwood floors will never look dated and they are extremely durable and low maintenance. These types of floors look best when you have an open floor plan and some options are moisture resistant, which is perfect for the kitchen where spills happen on occasion. Hardwood will also give the space a warm and comforting look.
Vinyl is one of the easiest flooring materials for a kitchen, because it is easy to clean up spills and dirt from continuous traffic. Vinyl is also one of the cheapest flooring options and can be installed quickly. One of the downsides to vinyl is that there may be seams if your kitchen is larger and moisture and dirt can get in between the pieces.
If you want a kitchen floor that looks like real stone, then you may want to consider installing porcelain tiles. These tiles are low maintenance and the most durable out of all the flooring options. In fact, these tiles are stain resistant, which is perfect for those inevitable spills! We do recommend that you choose a porcelain tile that has been certified as slip resistant, so that you never need to worry about hitting a slippery spot and falling.
Cork flooring is a more unique choice, but it is becoming more popular as people are trying to choose eco-friendly options when they make a purchase. This flooring is softer than wood or tile, yet it is moisture and slip resistant. Each piece of cork flooring is different with a grain pattern of swirls and speckles. Cork does need a little more maintenance than other flooring options, because it needs to be sealed every three years or so to avoid scratches and keep the moisture away.
All these flooring options will work well in your newly remodeled kitchen and we recommend that you talk to your local contractor about any other options that you may have and which ones will work with the budget that you have in place. Call us at 312-714-5454 if you’re in the greater Chicago area and would like to discuss remodeling your kitchen with us. We’ll help you plan the perfect flooring to ensure that your flooring is amazing.