Choosing the elements of a brand new kitchen design may be daunting, but with some research and a kitchen designer’s expertise, you can make the best-informed decision. One of the main aspects to consider is the flooring. What kind would be resilient, easy to clean, and look good with your style? Here are the best types of kitchen flooring materials from which to choose.
Ceramic tile is a popular choice for those looking for an attractive and affordable flooring option. Ceramic is a softer, more porous material, so it is easier to install, less expensive than some other options, but less durable. Ceramic tile will take more effort to keep clean because it can absorb liquids easier.
Porcelain tile is more durable than ceramic and can be glazed or unglazed. However, the glaze gives the advantage of even more resiliency against cracking and staining. Porcelain tiles can have the look of wood, stone, concrete, etc. Because of its practical benefits, it is more costly. Be sure to buy slip-resistant porcelain if you go this route.
Natural stone is a great investment and can match your kitchen countertops. Five different types of natural stone flooring include granite, marble, slate, travertine, and limestone. Each of these materials has its own pros and cons, but all of them require routine protective sealing.
If you have hardwood flooring and an open floor plan, you might want to choose hardwood for your kitchen as well. Natural wood kitchen flooring has more bounce than stone or tile, making it easier to stand for long periods. Because it is susceptible to stains and dents, you will need to reseal or refinish it eventually, but some prefer the aged look.
Bamboo is an incredibly strong and affordable kitchen flooring material. It is a grass that grows back within 3-5 years and is denser than hardwood. However, should it become damaged, it is harder to refinish.
Vinyl used to be considered a cheap imitation product, and indeed it was very popular for its affordability, but today it is equal to any high-end product and retains its inexpensiveness. It is both highly durable and can mimic the look of hardwood or stone.
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