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The Best Flooring Styles for Your Kitchen
Many consider the main aspects of remodeling cabinetry, countertops and layout. One aspect of a kitchen remodel that is essential to creating a proper theme or aesthetic is the correct flooring selection. When selecting flooring, you want a material the matches not only the color, but the texture and reflectivity of the rest of the kitchen. When it comes to what goes best with your kitchen design that is really up to you, but it is always best to ask a design expert if you are unsure. When selecting your flooring material, you also want to ensure that the material is durable. That being said here are some of the most popular kitchen flooring materials.
Hardwood flooring in the kitchen is always guaranteed to look good. Hardwoods do require more maintenance than other materials, but they look fantastic. It is very smooth and aesthetically pleasing. However, hardwoods are not very durable and can be dented and scratched. If you are willing to put in the work to maintain hardwoods, they are a great choice for your kitchen but if you are looking for a more durable option you may want to look at some of the other options below. There have been innovations over the years with hardwood flooring so that it is less vulnerable to humidity and heat. It is also a great idea if you have hardwoods in other portions of the house and are looking for a seamless transition into the kitchen.
An increasingly popular material for kitchen flooring is vinyl. Vinyl flooring is very smooth yet surprisingly durable. It is resilient to contact damage such as dropped dishes and does not scratch easy. Vinyl is also waterproof, so you do not have to worry about water damage. Vinyl comes in a variety of colors, so it is easy to see why its popularity is on the rise. There is many variations of vinyl that are on the cheaper side, so it can be cost effective as well.
Though the variations of options have changed over the years, tile kitchen flooring is a classic look. Tile is durable and water resistant. In terms of maintenance, it doesn’t accumulate dust like hardwoods and does not need any maintenance like a wood finish would require. However, the grout in tile can begin to discolor over the years so regular cleaning is always recommended.
This may be a shock to some, but bamboo has risen as a more water resistant and durable replacement to hardwoods. The drawbacks of bamboo are that it is more expensive than hardwoods and it would most likely take professional refinishing in terms of maintenance. That being said bamboo is much more pliable than traditional hardwoods and does not have the vulnerability to heat and moisture that some hardwood flooring does.
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