If you are considering upgrading the flooring in your kitchen, you may be wondering what the best flooring material is for that area of the home. You’ll want to keep in a mind a few key points in order to pick a floor that is not only going to withstand the demands of the kitchen, but also work with the design and décor in your kitchen and throughout your home. Your lifestyle and budget are also important factors to consider.
There are so many different types of flooring materials out here. Tile, stone, vinyl, laminate, hardwood, and carpet to name a few. And along with each of these comes various colors and styles. The possibilities are endless! In this article we hope to help you narrow down your choices so that you can feel educated and empowered when determining the right flooring for your home kitchen.
Durability of Kitchen Flooring Matters
Many types of floors are durable and can stand up to a lot of wear. Take a moment to consider your lifestyle and family. Are you in a home with young children and pets? Are you an empty nester? Do you have older children in the home who are less likely to make a mess? Keeping these things in mind first and foremost will help you to pare down your choices.
If you have a kitchen that is a high traffic area and is off the garage area you might want to think about ceramic tile flooring. Tile can stand up to foot traffic and stains that may be left from muddy shoes traipsing through. Tile can also withstand water and is resistant to scratches and dents. If you have teenagers cooking who may be dropping pots and pans, this may be the right choice for your home kitchen floor.
Luxury vinyl is a durable flooring material that is water resistant. Along with its water resistance it is also scratch resistant and can stand up to high traffic areas and still look phenomenal. Luxury vinyl floors in the kitchen give the look of hardwood and a more affordable price point, and with these added benefits of water and scratch resistance that make it a smarter choice in an area like a kitchen.
Natural sone requires a little more care than ceramic tile, but if properly cared for they can be a lovely durable flooring material for your home kitchen. Granite and marble floors are stunning and an absolute showstopper. You will want to have professionals apply a sealant to these floors after they are installed, and regularly over time have them resealed to keep them looking their best. If properly maintained natural stone floors can hold up to all the demands in the kitchen with ease and would make a lovely selection for your home.
Considering any of these floors for the kitchen in your home would be a sound decision. Crabtree’s Carpet and Flooring offers lovely options in each of these materials. We would love to help you determine which floor would be the right fit for your household. There is something for every style and budget!