Looking for some ideas for your new kitchen or to spice up your current home? In this post we’ll go through a list of flooring options that can work out great in your kitchen.
Tiling the kitchen and wet areas of the house off course is the most resilient and clean-friendly option. It’s a hard surface, easy to clean, and will not get damaged by water or cooking accidents. Many new homes are turning to porcelain flooring in the kitchen as porcelain comes in many different styles, shapes and sizes. Whether you’re looking for a minimalist look or to create contrast, porcelain flooring can be a great route.
Luxury Vinyl Flooring
The days of sheet-vinyl and glue-down vinyl are numbered. New technology has made it possible for new vinyl products to look, feel and even sound just like hardwood. Luxury Vinyl plank is a resilient, 100% water proof floor that imitates hardwood. In a busy household, with a busy kitchen vinyl plank is a cost-effective alternative to tile and hardwood. It looks great and comes in an infinity number of styles, like a hand scraped hickory style, a wire brushed white oak or even the look of porcelain.
Engineered Wood Flooring
We often hear our customers voice their concerns about hardwood flooring in the kitchen area. One of the main objections is that water, food or cooking accidents can damage the wood floors. And although in extreme cases that could be the case, in most cases we find that that hardwood in the kitchen area doesn’t see any more wear than the rest of the living areas. Installing a quality wood floor in the kitchen area that matches the hardwood in the living areas will look nice and also will cause your home to look larger, more open and less fragmented by different flooring styles. Compared to solid woods, engineered wood shrinks and expands less than solid woods, making it especially useful around the kitchen where moisture issues can occur.
Engineered wood designs like Glace Bay and Oyster Point by Kentwood provide a distinctively contemporary look. The lighter wood tones also can brighten up your kitchen if you’re looking to take advantage of the natural light.