Practical and Beautiful: Choosing the Best Flooring for Your Kitchen

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Practical and Beautiful: Choosing the Best Flooring for Your Kitchen

Your kitchen is one of the busiest areas of your home, and having the right flooring for it is important. Food, liquids, and other substances constantly fall on kitchen floors, so choosing a type of flooring that will best handle the constant bombardment will make your life much easier.

 

The Best Types of Flooring For Your Kitchen

Hardwood Flooring

Wood flooring has become a popular type of flooring for people around the world. Wood floors are made to last, and they can be stained and refinished to change their look at any time. Not only are they practical and good looking, but if you ever sell your house one day, wood floors will increase your home’s value.

Best type of flooring for your kitchen

 

If you decide to install wood flooring in your kitchen, be sure to purchase a closed-pore wood. Closed-pore wood is walnut, oak, and mahogany. It’s recommended that you put a durable polyurethane on as the final coat. Unfortunately, scratches are common if you use durable polyurethane as your final coat.

 

However, keep in mind that if your home ever floods, you’ll need to replace your wood flooring. If you spill a drink on wood flooring, you need to clean it up as quickly as you can – wood floors are very sensitive to water and moisture.

 

If you want a wood floor that isn’t as sensitive to water, moisture, and heat, you may want to consider installing engineered hardwood. Engineered hardwood is laminate and wood mixed together. The top layer of engineered hardwood is hardwood veneer and the core of it is high-density plywood or fiberboard. Another advantage is that engineered hardwood is cheaper compared to natural hardwood.

 

Laminate Flooring

If you’re looking for kitchen flooring with an inexpensive price, laminate may be your best choice. Laminate costs $2 to $7 per square foot and is easy to install and replace. If you purchase laminate flooring, consider purchasing the laminate in pieces instead of one big sheet. This way, if you ever need to replace a piece of the laminate you’ll be able to do so easily. Laminate has a variety of colors and styles to choose from.

There are some disadvantages to laminate flooring. Laminate flooring dents easily, and it can’t be sanded down like hardwood flooring. If you think you’ll ever sell your home, laminate might not be a good option because it doesn’t increase the value of your home.

 

Vinyl

Vinyl flooring is similar to laminate flooring and costs $2 to $7 per square foot as well. It’s easy to clean and easy to install. If you install vinyl properly it’ll last a long time and, just like laminate flooring, there are also plenty of styles and colors to choose from.

If you want a wood, stone, or painted tile look in your kitchen, vinyl flooring may be the best option if you’re on a budget. Just like hardwood floors, vinyl floors are easy on your back and feet when you have to stand for long periods of time. Not only is it easy on your back, but it can also help soundproof your home.

 

Tile

If you’re looking for sturdy and durable kitchen flooring, tile may be the best choice for you. Unfortunately, tile is harder to install in comparison to vinyl and laminate, but it lasts longer and doesn’t scratch easily. Tile floors are also easy to take care of and maintain.

However, tile is more expensive compared to vinyl and laminate. You can expect to pay $5 to $50 or more per square foot – the cost usually depends on materials and designs. If you think that your kitchen floors may easily get damaged, tile is a perfect choice because it’s hard to damage them.

Porcelain is the most resistant and easiest tile floor to take care of and maintain. Be aware that highly polished finishes can make the floor slippery even when it’s dry. If you don’t want to have this problem, simply put a matte or semi polished coating over the porcelain.

 

Conclusion

Vinyl or composite flooring is the best all around kitchen flooring for most people. Vinyl and composite floors have come a long way in recent years! With various colors and styles to choose from, there are many options available for your kitchen floor. If you’re interested in finding out more about the different types of flooring available for your kitchen, contact us at Remnant King Carpet!

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