Choosing Kitchen Flooring

By Jill

Posted on Friday, July 25, 2014 4:50 PM


A durable flooring choice is a must-have for a high-traffic kitchen. At the same time, many homes feature open concept floor plans where kitchens are integrated with other rooms, demanding that kitchen flooring be warm and inviting as well as provide a seamless visual flow between the rooms. A wide variety of flooring choices in today’s market makes it easy to select kitchen flooring that is functional and stylish. Below are a few flooring options to consider using in your kitchen.

Hardwood Flooring

Hardwood-13_0010-Knotty-Walnut-SavannaHardwood flooring is a timeless flooring selection with a myriad of options. Between natural color variations, widths ranging from traditional thin strips to modern wide planks, and multiple length options, the style possibilities are vast. Additionally, woods can be stained to match your decor, and can include custom surface treatments like lime washing or hand scraping. Hardwood flooring, however, is susceptible to water damage if not properly finished and maintained. For increased durability, chose factory-finished flooring treated with a high-quality sealant.

Laminate Flooring

BellinghamLaminate flooring is a low maintenance and durable alternative to real wood. High-quality laminates offer realistic wood textures and appearance at a fraction of the cost. Available in multiple lengths, textured planks often have beveled edges. Although finishes are not prone to fading, scratching, and scuffing, laminate can be affected by moisture if not properly cared for and protected. Because laminate flooring can be floated on top of many types of subfloors and often includes snap-and-lock technology, installation is not complicated and DIY-friendly.

Luxury Vinyl Tile

Luxury vinyl tile (LVT) is a durable product that utilizes advanced imaging to realistically reproduce the textures of ceramic tile, limestone, marble, slate, and hardwood, allowing homeowners to enjoy the look of high-end flooring without the maintenance. LVT is manufactured with a wear layer that is resistant to scratches, scuffs, indentations, and stains. Not only is it easy to maintain and warmer underfoot, it’s typically more budget friendly than natural materials. Available in numerous shapes, sizes, lengths, colors, finishes, and textures, the design options are infinite. Because LVT is usually thinner than other flooring choices, it can be installed over most existing floors. LVT is also water resistant and unaffected by moisture, and less slippery the natural surfaces.

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