The selections you choose in your home for flooring will affect every other element of your design. For your kitchen floor, the durability & the ease of cleaning are top criteria. With the wide variety of materials, colors, & textures, your options are nearly endless. Below are a few of the different types of flooring to choose from.
Linoleum is inexpensive, provides an easy to clean surface, & comes in countless designs.
Tile / Stone is a great choice for the kitchen with heavy traffic due to its durability. There are also many design choices for you to choose from.
Limestone offers an old world look; however, it’s a porous material, so it must be sealed during install and every six months following.
Cork is water resistant & reduces noise made at impact.
Wood is a popular choice as it feels good underfoot & creates a warm, inviting look. Hardwood flooring is also good at coping with high traffic volume. When installing wood flooring in a kitchen, make sure you apply a good protective finish, such as polyurethane, to guard against the many kinds of moisture that inevitably make their way onto the kitchen floor.
Laminates provide a similar look to wood, but for less money. This type of flooring has been the most popular for us and our clients due to the array of colors & textures, not to mention its durability.
Vinyl comes in either tiles or sheets and is a great selection for those on a budget.
Calculate your budget, and take into consideration the cost of underlayment, delivery, & installation. If you’re planning on giving your kitchen a makeover in a used home, incorporate the cost of removing and disposing your previous flooring. Don’t forget to factor in any additional materials, such as baseboards, stains, or adhesives. We hope this helps you find the perfect flooring for your kitchen!