Choosing the Best Flooring for Your Kitchen

The kitchen flooring has a pretty tough job and takes a beating most of the time. It is where you prepare your meals and gather for parties. Kids play on them. You scoot chairs across them. Even family pets sprawl on them. That said, it is important to choose a kitchen floor that can withstand heavy foot traffic, spills and dropped dishes while still looking stylish and fresh.

Here is some flooring choices that we think will work best for your kitchen.

Vinyl

Before, price was the main selling point of vinyl floors. This has always been a great choice for people who are on a budget. Today, however, vinyl floors remain to be a popular choice among homeowners, not just because it’s inexpensive, but because it comes in a wide range of designs and finishes.

Vinyl floors are long-lasting and durable. It is also water-resistant and easy to clean. But the downside is, it can curl, bubble or dent overtime. Dirt can scratch and dull its finish, and sharp objects may tear it.

Wood

Wood is a great choice for your kitchen because it can withstand heavy foot traffic, creates a warm look and feels good underfoot. Best off all; it’s a perennial classic that never goes out of style.

Despite its durability, wood flooring scratches and dents easily. It is also susceptible to water damage. If you really want to install wood in your kitchen, you’ll have to stay on top of spills.

Stone

Stone is an excellent choice for heavy traffic areas. It also creates a gracious, elegant look that would instantly make your kitchen feel more upscale. Did we mention its natural beauty? No two stones have the same texture, pattern or color. This gives the room a visual depth that is hard, if not impossible, to replicate.

Stone floors are cool underfoot. So, it can be pretty uncomfortable to stand on stone floor during the cold winter months. It can also be unforgiving to your feet, especially if you stand on it for long periods.

 

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