Durable Kitchen Flooring Options
Your kitchen floors need to be durable because they will be abused in many ways such as spills and drips, heat, dropping the utensils and many other ways. It needs to handle a lot of different kinds of hazards and at the same time, it still needs to look good. Not all the material will be perfect, or some might last longer with less maintenance in such situation. Your right choice of flooring will need to balance style, function, and comfort.
Some kitchen flooring options that you can choose from:
Linoleum Kitchen Flooring: it is a kind of material that was very popular in the past like kitchens 50 years ago, which is now making a comeback. The martial used for linoleum flooring is made from natural linseed oil and it’s more environment-friendly than before. now it’s easier to clean and maintain and if installed carefully it can last for up to 40 years.
With these amazing qualities, the linoleum also comes with some cons. Linoleum kitchen flooring material is prone to damage if it is engrossed in the water. It should be fine during the normal days but if the flood occurs or any water damage the floor installation can be entirely damage. Also, try to avoid the low-quality options as they can coil when encountered with humidity.
Hardwood Kitchen Flooring: Hardwood flooring is not very durable when it comes water and stains, which are some of the most common kitchen hazards it will need to withstand. The hardwood material is normally absorbent and softer in comparison to most flooring tiles. If the type of hardwood floor is treated with quality polyurethane, they can be very durable and long-lasting.
As time passes by, you can see the change in the hardwood material. If there is a spill on the floor the stains are sometimes unavoidable.
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Bamboo Flooring: Bamboo flooring is very similar to hardwood flooring but it is usually just a little harder, and more resistant to moisture and water damage, which usually makes it a better option to use in the kitchen.
One of the drawbacks of this kind floor is that it is harder to refinish because there is no natural gain direction to the material. It can cost you a little more as it will need the professional assistance.
Laminate Flooring: If your kitchen encounters frequent food spills and the pitter-patter of kids or pets, this durable surface may be the solution. Laminate mimics the look of hardwood or tile and comes with a lower price tag. The surface resists stains and scratches, and cleanup is a snap.
Unlike wood, it doesn’t gain character and can’t be sanded. But when it comes to today’s high-end options, even experts can have a tough time distinguishing high-end laminates from the real thing.
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Vinyl Flooring: Vinyl is often considered the most comfortable flooring solution to use. It is a manmade solution that is resistant to stains, damage, water, and cleaning and it’s very easy to keep it clean with sweeping, vacuuming or mopping.
Some the manufacturers even offer a 20-year warranty. While this material can last that long, it usually begins to fade in the time span of 7-10 years with the active use of the kitchen.
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