One of the biggest areas in your home is the floor, so the flooring you choose in each room makes a difference. If you’re planning a kitchen remodel, you’ll want to consider the types of flooring you want to use.
The first step to deciding what kind of kitchen flooring to use comes down to determining what you need from your floor. To decide what will suit you best, ask yourself these questions before considering your kitchen remodel:
- Do you have children? Pets?
- Do you spend all your time in the kitchen?
- Do you entertain in the kitchen?
Considering the impact these things have on what you need from your floor in terms of style and durability will help you choose.
There are 5 main types of floors to consider:
Hardwood is the most classic type of flooring and never loses its appeal. It’s durable, but it does require some maintenance and cleaning in order to keep it looking beautiful.
Laminate is tough when it comes to stains and scratches, is incredibly easy to clean, and comes in many different styles.
Bamboo/Cork are both natural materials; bamboo has a stylish, sophisticated look, and cork has a sponginess to it, making it more comfortable if you spend a lot of time on your feet in the kitchen. It’s important to note that these floors sometimes need special care because they expand and contract with temperature and humidity changes.
Vinyl is less expensive than many other options and comes in a variety of styles, even hardwood or stone, if you prefer, and it’s easy to clean.
Linoleum has less stylistic options than some of the other choices, although it does come in a variety of colors and patterns, but it is extremely durable and can stand up to the many feet that pass through your kitchen.
Once you have narrowed down your options, talk to a professional in kitchen remodeling like the team at Kresge Contracting in Columbus, OH, for some additional insight before making a decision.