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What’s the first room that comes to mind when you picture your dream home? For many of us, it’s the kitchen. We offer a range of kitchen flooring options so homeowners can bring their ideal kitchen to life.
When choosing your kitchen flooring, think about function as well as style. Here are some things to consider when choosing the best flooring option for your kitchen.
Hardwood floors bring a sense of timelessness and warmth to your kitchen. Our hardwood floors come with a polyurethane finish that resists kitchen spills and holds up for many years. Hardwood flooring is a great option for open floor plans that include the kitchen and dining room.
To keep your hardwood floor looking its best, you should follow a few simple maintenance suggestions. Sweep or vacuum the floor regularly to clean up dust and abrasives that can scratch the finish. Lay mats near the sink, dishwasher, and workstations to protect the floor from spills and other kitchen mishaps. Choose soft, polyurethane or rubber casters rather than rigid plastic ones, and stick felt pads under any furniture to prevent scratches.
While hardwood is durable, it is not indestructible. The surface is susceptible to dents and scratches. Keep that in mind if you intend to have a dining table or kitchen island seating.
Ceramic Floor Tile
Ceramic floor tile has the beauty and feel of natural stone. It requires no special maintenance and comes in many colours, textures, and patterns. This flooring can hold up against just about anything you throw at it — including dishes, which are likely to shatter on contact! Ceramic tile is a great choice for families with children and pets.
The only downside is that it can be uncomfortable to stand on for a long time. However, you can top ceramic floor tiles with an area rug to make them more comfortable.
Laminate flooring is an affordable alternative for those who love the look of hardwood. It is scratch-proof and durable, and much easier to maintain than authentic wood. Laminate flooring is also simple to remove, so it’s a great choice if you plan to renovate your kitchen in the near future.
Vinyl flooring combines many of the benefits of other flooring options into a single, affordable package. Like laminate flooring, vinyl can closely imitate the look of stone, wood, or tile. It is tied with ceramic tile as the easiest kitchen flooring to clean and maintain. Vinyl flooring is also soft, but durable. Taken together, these benefits make vinyl flooring an ideal choice for busy chefs, families with kids, and pet owners.
The kitchen is the heart of the home. Choose a floor that suits your family’s lifestyle and you’ll be sure to enjoy it for many years to come.