One key aspect of any kitchen renovation is the flooring you choose. You may have your heart set on a hardwood flooring for example, but is that the most practical choice?
There are four basic options: Hardwood, Vinyl, Cork and Porcelain Tiles. Here we examine the practicality of each to perhaps help you in making up your mind.
Your kitchen will not look dated; is durable; great for open floorplan; low maintenance; water-resistant.
If having the best-looking kitchen in the neighborhood is important to you, then you can’t go wrong by choosing Hardwood flooring. It is an expensive option though, so make sure you choose engineered wood as opposed to solid wood as this will be cheaper but no less effective. A hardwood floor in a kitchen is also a great selling point should you be looking to sell your home.
Great for busy kitchens; very easy to maintain; cost-effective.
If it’s your opinion that the kitchen is simply a place for cooking, or if your kitchen gets used a lot, then vinyl flooring is the correct choice for you. Vinyl flooring is also easy to clean as it is waterproof and stain-resistant. You always have a great choice of colors, themes and styles when it comes to vinyl flooring, so you can choose an option that blends in with the rest of your décor.
Cork Tile Flooring
Eco-friendly; soft floor; slip-resistant.
Environmental issues should be a concern for everyone and if you are particularly eco-friendly then cork tiling is the choice for you. This is a soft flooring that feels good under your feet and looks completely natural. One word of warning though – a cork floor will require resealing every three-to-four years to help prevent scratching and moisture damage.
Porcelain Tile Flooring
Tough; Great-looking; low maintenance.
Porcelain tiles are the most robust option when it comes to kitchen flooring. These tiles will create the impression that your kitchen has a stone floor, and they are both easy to clean and cannot be damaged by moisture. You will have a choice of colors and styles too. One caveat – if you spend a lot of time in your kitchen barefoot then these tiles can feel a little chilly.
If you’ve made your choice when it comes to your kitchen flooring, or if you need a little advice about selecting the correct type of flooring for your needs, then please contact us at Rebuilding Michigan. Feel free to call us at (800) 786-0100 or use our online contact form to reach out to us via email.