Is there any better feeling than getting your dream kitchen? New cabinets, new appliances, and fresh paint are all exciting but what about the floor? Whether you are moving into a new home or remodeling, choosing new flooring is no small chore. There are so many things to consider like style, color, toughness, and ease of cleaning. In the past, there were just a few practical options to meet all the needs of the kitchen. Now, you can have virtually any look you want while not losing any functionality. Here are some tips on choosing the best floor for your new kitchen.
Don’t limit yourself
New technology has opened new doors for what is possible with flooring. Start by thinking about your dream flooring. Do you envision a gorgeous hardwood floor for your historic home? Or, would you prefer to have stone flooring to create a timeless and elegant look? Even if you have been told that your preferred flooring is not possible or ideal for your kitchen space, you should ask our experts at Remnant King Carpet. You may be pleasantly surprised to find that there are laminate wood and tile lookalikes as well as gorgeous concrete options that may be exactly what you are looking for.
Consider your options
At the end of your remodeling process, you want to have a cohesive kitchen where each element complements each other. Here are some tips on picking a flooring type that matches your kitchen style:
Wood floors are a complement to any kitchen, especially if the rest of your home has wood floors. Many people assume that wood is not a good choice for kitchens because of water stains, but that isn’t the case. Generally, wood floors are fine if you mop up spills quickly. You can also get a high gloss finish to seal wood against moisture. Branch out from the normal hardwood flooring and explore bamboo and cork. Bamboo is a rapidly renewable resource that has a much smaller footprint than exotic hardwoods. It is usually light in color (though you can have it carbonized to be darker) and goes really well with modern style houses. Cork is another wood flooring that has some great benefits. It is more comfortable for standing and walking, which is good news if you spend a lot of time in your kitchen. Cork is naturally mold resistant and insulating which are both great attributes for kitchens.
Tile is an elegant and long-lasting choice for kitchen flooring. There are so many choices when it comes to tile size, shape, and color as well as pattern. If you want your floor to add an extra pop to your kitchen, consider a tile mosaic or artistic pattern. Our tile experts at Remnant King Carpets are available to help you create a tile design specifically for your kitchen. If you have a basic color scheme in your kitchen like solid color walls and cabinetry, a statement tile may be exactly what you need to give your kitchen the pizzazz you are looking for. For example, if you have a gray kitchen with white cabinets, you could get some on-trend black and white subway tiles or a colorful mosaic for your flooring.
Laminate has come a long way from the cheap looking, bland, and flimsy flooring of years past. It is now one of the best floorings for kitchens because it is so durable and easy to clean. Plus, it comes in a wide variety of styles and colors to mimic tile and hardwood. We offer laminate that looks just like tile but is much more affordable and faster to install.
Cleaning and maintenance
Crumbs, spills, and high traffic make your kitchen one of the messiest places in your home. It takes work to keep your kitchen clean, but your flooring shouldn’t make it harder for you. Before you decide on a flooring type, you should know how much time and effort you can put into cleaning. For example, cleaning tile floors is more involved than laminate. If you are okay with investing a little more time and effort, then tile is a great choice for you. If you would rather run a sponge mop over the floor and call it a day, then laminate or vinyl is a better fit for you.
Got questions? Contact us today!
Choosing the best flooring option for your kitchen can be a daunting task. You don’t want to get stuck with a floor that doesn’t fit your style or doesn’t stand up to wear and tear. We understand your concerns and want to help you with any questions you may have. At Remnant King Carpets, we have over 30 years of experience making our customer’s flooring dreams come true. Please contact us or reach out online to start your flooring project started today.