So, you have decided what cabinetry, appliances, and countertops to install in your new kitchen but have you given a thought to the right type of flooring to complement the design? If the answer is NO, then it is time you consider it alongside other elements of your kitchen. The decision to select a certain kind of flooring has to be evaluated on many levels; durability, safety, and ease of maintenance are the most important. Of course, it should be aesthetically appealing. With beautiful patterns and finishes available today, there is no excuse that you should be compromising on its design.
To achieve a harmonious feel, it is essential that your floor works together with the rest of your kitchen and enhance the overall look and feel of the space. So take your time and explore a range of flooring materials to understand how they can fit your budget and lifestyle requirements.
Following are the flooring choices to help you create a kitchen of your dreams:
When it comes to durability and a range of visual effects, tile flooring is an excellent choice. From natural to human-made, textured to matte finishes, they come in an assorted range of colors, patterns, and styles with the option of adding decorative borders and designs. Tiles are stain-resistant and very easy to clean. They are specially designed for heavy traffic areas and hard-working kitchens where any spill, splatter, or mess can be handled with just a mop.
As hardwood can get quite expensive and may not withstand water, heat, and humidity- it isn’t a suitable choice for kitchen areas. That is why for people who love to have the warmth of wood in their kitchen, engineered wood flooring is a perfect way out. It can be installed anywhere and stand up to moisture and heavy traffic problems better than solid wood. It is easy to clean and transitions well in open-concept homes. Just like hardwood, engineered wood flooring also boosts the value of your property.
Laminate flooring is all in the rage today. You see it over Pinterest and house makeover videos on YouTube. It is has a long lifespan and is a great option when you are on a tight budget. It comes in a variety of finishes and often resembles real wood and sometimes the stone too. The only problem is you that cannot refinish it. Therefore, you will have to buy new flooring when you want to change, or the current flooring is worn out.
Maybe your memories tell you about cheap quality vinyl floating in the market a few years back; however, with improvement in manufacturing and production processes these days, there are good quality designs and choices available. Vinyl flooring is extremely budget-friendly. It can mimic the look of real wood and natural stone and is water and stain-resistant. It comes in a wide variety of colors and styles and is totally trouble-free to maintain.