The floor is a vital component of your kitchen, needing to withstand all of the foot traffic and potential messes while still making a strong design statement. Because the kitchen is a vital area of a home, choosing the right flooring material can be challenging. With so many different flooring options for kitchens, homeowners can struggle to determine which one is best for them, whether the floor is for a newly-built house or part of a remodeling project. We will take you through some of the factors to think about and overview the materials you have to choose from.
What to Consider When Choosing Your Kitchen Flooring
Before picking out the materials, consider a few different factors on what you need and want out of your new kitchen floor.
Appearance: What appearance do you want your new floor to be (wood, ceramic, stone), and what design do you prefer (traditional, contemporary, rustic)?
Cleaning & Maintenance: Do you find yourself needing to clean up spills and would like a kitchen floor that makes cleaning easy? Likewise, how much maintenance do you want to minimize?
Cost: What is your budget for this flooring? Will this be part of a larger kitchen remodeling project and, therefore, a larger budget?
Ask yourself these questions and think about how you will use your kitchen floor in the future and any areas the new floor can improve on your current one.
The Flooring Options for Kitchens
After thinking about what you need and want out of your new floor, the next step is to go through the different materials and options available. Below are some flooring options for kitchens open to you.
Hardwood has been a popular flooring choice for home kitchens for centuries and is still a strong choice today. A hardwood floor is highly durable, with some waterproof, scratch, and dent-resistant options to last even longer. Hardwood floors are also relatively easy to clean and maintain, which is especially important for a kitchen.
In addition to these more practical benefits, hardwood has a timeless, luxurious style, comes in many different colors, and can be arranged in many different patterns. Hardwood has also been shown to increase the value of properties by about 3-5 percent.
Tile flooring (ceramic, natural stone) is a common option for kitchens and bathrooms. Those materials are tough, durable, water-resistant, and can withstand foot traffic over a long time. In addition to strength, ceramic or natural stone tiles are also lauded for their style, creating an organic, natural appearance that will age beautifully. Stone tiles, in particular, prevent slipping thanks to their porous surface, making your kitchen safer.
Vinyl flooring has become increasingly popular in recent years. Generally, vinyl flooring will mimic planks (luxury vinyl plank) or tiles (luxury vinyl tile), meaning that your floor can have the appearance of hardwood or natural stone at a more affordable cost. Along with the vast number of materials, colors, and patterns you can choose from, vinyl flooring is also highly functional. Luxury vinyl is waterproof and easy to clean, making this material cost-effective and one of the most desirable flooring options for kitchens.
Another increasingly desirable kitchen flooring material is laminate. Like vinyl, laminate comes in tiles and planks, giving you the option to have hardwood, natural stone, or ceramic tile appearances in your kitchen at a more affordable cost. In addition, laminate flooring is resistant to both water and scratches and is easy to install. So if you need a new kitchen floor quickly, or if your subfloor is uneven, laminate is a great flooring option for your kitchen.
Contact Saturn Construction LLC for A New Kitchen Floor Today
Are you interested in exploring more flooring options for kitchens? If so, contact Saturn Construction LLC. Saturn has years of experience in kitchen remodeling and flooring. In addition, we have a team of experienced, highly qualified carpenters who have worked with various materials and styles. Our team will work with you to bring new life to your kitchen. For more information on our services, contact us today.