How do you choose the right flooring for your Kitchen?

Your kitchen is likely the most used room in your home, and the flooring needs to hold up to high traffic. You want your kitchen to be stylish, easy to clean, and reflect your personality. We’ll run through some of your options, and the benefits of each.

Tile Kitchen Floor

Tile has been a classic and popular flooring choice for many decades. If you’re looking for a modern floor that is both waterproof and durable, consider tile a top candidate. Tile comes in a wide variety of colors, patterns, and styles.   This versatility allows for something suitable that fits into most kitchen designs. Two of the most popular materials are ceramic and porcelain, with porcelain being the more durable of the two. The durability makes tiles easy to clean and maintain, and both can be suitable for high-traffic areas, or spaces with high moisture content. 

Vinyl on Your Kitchen Floor

Vinyl sheet flooring is a highly durable material that, if properly installed and maintained, can last upwards of ten to twenty years. This material is very resistant to water and stains, making it a great choice for kitchens. It can also come in planks or tiles to give it the appearance of wood or stone. It’s much more affordable than some of the other options and combining that with the low maintenance of the material has made it a popular choice for any budget. 

Wood Floors in the Kitchen 

For homeowners who want a luxurious look in a natural material, traditional hardwoods remain the go-to material. Hardwood flooring is one of the most beautiful and timeless choices of flooring you can have in your home. However, it does require more maintenance and may be more susceptible to water damage when compared to other options. There are more water-resistant types of wood, such as bamboo or oak, and a protective sealant may need to be applied. 

There are other options to get that beauty of wood without the maintenance. Engineered wood is made of a real wood veneer on top of several layers of plywood. This offers the look of hardwood but provides greater resistance to moisture. Laminate is also a cost-effective alternative to hardwood flooring. It’s comprised of a durable, layered material that is made to resist moisture and stains. Laminate can also come in a variety of styles to look like wood, tile, or stone. 

Design Styles For Your Kitchen

Defining your personal design style is a great first step in selecting finishes for your remodel. Consider not only colors and finishes that most resonate with you, but also the architectural style of your home. Choose a color palette that you are drawn to, starting with the largest coverage area and narrowing down to accents. 

Each design style is well-suited for each of the flooring options mentioned above. For instance, traditional design is well suited for hardwood flooring. Modern design is nicely accented with vinyl. Rustic looks fantastic with tile. Mountain modern design style pops with natural stone. Of course, you can use any flooring type with any design style. You just want the overall collection of materials to work well together. A design professional is an expert at helping blend all your finish materials into a cohesive design.

For more information, reach out to the experts at Striking Kitchen and Bath by Bell today. Striking offers Degreed Interior Designers, a complimentary design consultation, and a free Design Guide to get you started.


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