The Best Flooring Options to Use in the Kitchen

Making the best flooring choice for your kitchen is crucial for the design process. A kitchen floor is the most heavily trafficked surface in the home and must withstand regular stains (and therefore a lot of cleaning), spilled water, and fluctuations in temperature. Changing the flooring in your kitchen does not necessarily mean that it can’t look beautiful. If you choose a material that offers gorgeous patterns and finishes, your kitchen floor won’t be just another element of the room. 

 

We have put together a guide to help you find the best kitchen flooring, plus how you can keep it looking great.

 

  1. Tile:

Tiles are an excellent option for areas frequently exposed to water, like kitchens and bathrooms. Popular choices for kitchen flooring include ceramic, porcelain, and stone tiles. There are many types of tiles, and they can be laid out in a variety of patterns to suit virtually any design theme.

Although tile is incredibly durable, in some cases, the grout needs to be resealed to keep it stain-resistant. 

There are similarities between porcelain and ceramic tiles; ceramic tiles are more durable than porcelain tiles. They are both highly resistant to damage, although both hardness can cause dishes dropped on them to break, and the weight of both makes them unsafe for second-story floors. While porcelain is waterproof and easy to maintain, tiles are prone to slipping, and grout may stain, so any messes should be wiped up immediately.

 

Compared to ceramic or porcelain tiles, stone tile is more expensive and requires more maintenance. When properly cared for, it can be as challenging as other tiles, and its porous surface makes it more likely to be non-slip. There are many types of stone tile for flooring, including travertine, marble, slate, and granite.

 

Pros:

Available in various patterns and colors.

Quite durable

Water-resistant.

Cons:

Slick surface

Requires some upkeep

It needs to be professionally installed

 

  1. Hardwood:

Wood is still a popular option for kitchen flooring today as it is one of the most traditional types. Even though solid hardwood is not waterproof, it is water-resistant with the right finish. If spills occur, they should be cleaned immediately to prevent damage.

Refinishing hardwood floors can refresh their look, which is especially useful if you’re renovating a small kitchen and don’t want to replace the entire floor. You can also use hardwood in different patterns for greater visual interest. Reclaimed, recycled, and environmentally sustainable hardwood is of particular interest.

Pros:

Wide variety of patterns and colors

Easy to update

Cons:

Not waterproof

The surface may be slippery

 

Last Words

2022 will be an exciting year for flooring. Get help choosing the right flooring for your kitchen from your flooring pro partners at Carpet Zone if you want to bring some of that excitement home.

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