For most households, the kitchen is the heart of the home. It serves as a warm center where meals are created and shared and where friends and family members spend time with one another. Although the flooring in your kitchen is rarely noticed, it has a significant impact of the overall look, feel and function of the space. When choosing a flooring type for your kitchen you will want to carefully weigh the benefits and drawbacks of each material available to you, taking into consideration price, appearance and durability.
Vinyl flooring combines top-notch durability with a high level of versatility in terms of texture, color and pattern. You have the option to choose from a wide array of styles, simulating the appearance of tile, marble, stone and hardwood at an affordable price. Vinyl is also inherently water resistant, as well as durable against the scratches, stains, dents and scuffs that occur frequently in high traffic areas like kitchens.
Laminate flooring is an excellent choice if you’re looking for a durable and attractive flooring option at an affordable cost. Like vinyl, laminate can be easily customized to mimic the look of hardwood, ceramic or stone without the maintenance and higher price of these options. It’s resistant to stains and scratches and very easy to clean, making it a great choice for your kitchen. It is not as resistant to water damage, however, so we recommend using rugs or other flooring types around the sink.
Ceramic tiles come in a huge range of colors and patterns and are very easy to clean and maintain. When properly installed, they are also highly durable to foot traffic, spills and heat. It’s important to bear in mind that tiles are prone to cracking if your floor has structural movement, so tile is best installed in newer homes.
Although it’s an unusual choice these days now that there are so many other flooring options available, hardwood is an excellent choice for kitchens. Its timeless, warm look lends an inviting feeling to any space, plus it is great at coping with high foot traffic. If you do choose hardwood, it is important to apply a good quality finish to protect your floors from scratches and water stains. To show your hardwood floors a little extra love, use area rugs and remove your shoes before entering your home!
Carpet in Motion is your source for customized flooring services in Denver, CO. We take the floor store to your door for a new level of convenience and personalization. Get started today by calling us at 303.835.9118.