In the post, we review the best options for kitchen floors that can stand up to heavy use while still looking great.
Kitchen floors have an important job in your home: they have to put up with everyday wear and tear, plus spills, but they also are expected to look good.
What Are Best Options for Kitchen Floors?
Vinyl flooring is a great option for kitchens because it is waterproof, stain-proof, and very easy to clean. Vinyl flooring is available in a large variety of colors and styles. You can install vinyl that mimics ceramic tile or stone. Standard vinyl sheets are 12-feet wide which makes it easy to minimize seams.
Sheet vinyl is “resilient” flooring, meaning it feels slightly soft underfoot. This can make it easier to stand on for long periods of time. It will withstand bowls, glasses, and utensil being dropped on it. It is also a very affordable material for flooring.
For durability and looks, porcelain kitchen tile flooring is one of your best choices. It is better than regular ceramic tile because it is harder and less porous, an important feature for kitchens (and bathrooms).
Porcelain tile can be either glazed or unglazed. Glazed tiles have a glass-like coating that can be manufactured in any color. Unglazed porcelain tiles have a natural earthy color of the clays used to make them. Some porcelain kitchen flooring tiles are certified to be slip-resistant by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Hardwood flooring is a popular choice for many rooms of the home, and though less common for a kitchen, it is still a good choice. It has a classic beauty and warmth. It is comfortable for walking on. It is a great choice for homes with open floor plans because it can continue through the open rooms and create a unified look.
Hardwood floors are durable and low-maintenance. It will resist moisture from occasional splashes, but spills should be wiped up immediately.
Hardwood flooring comes as either solid wood or engineered wood planks. Engineered wood planks have a top veneer of real wood backed by a layer of plywood that make the planks stable and the flooring less susceptible to humidity and temperature — a good kitchen flooring idea.
Cork flooring is waterproof and durable material, making it a good choice for kitchen floors. It has a textured surface that offers some slip resistance.
Cork is made from tree bark that grows back, so it is considered a sustainable material. It is installed finished but needs to be resealed every 3-4 years to prevent scratches and stains.Related Post: Types of Wood for Hardwood Floors
Linoleum is a durable flooring material that comes in many colors and patterns. It stands up well to heavy usage and is moisture resistant. It can be susceptible to staining, so make sure the linoleum you choose has a protective coating to guard against spills. It is considered sustainable because it is made from biodegradable cork powder and linseed oil, and contains no harmful VOCs.
Located in Geneva, IL, Art Z Flooring is one of the most trusted flooring, kitchen and bathroom renovators in the Fox Valley and suburban Chicago area.
Contact Art Z with your questions to learn more about our available kitchen remodeling and backsplash installation services.
For flooring and kitchens call: Art – (630) 677-1371
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