Finding the right type of flooring is one of the most important parts of a kitchen remodel. Not only do you want it to look nice, but you need the kitchen floor to be able to withstand a lot of wear and tear. The flooring needs to hold up to tons of foot traffic, the high energy of children, accidental drops, and more. Several types of flooring are quite durable and are a good fit for a kitchen. Here’s a list of five of the most durable kitchen floor options for your remodel.
Hardwood is a great choice when it comes to looks and durability. It used to be considered a somewhat poor choice for kitchens and bathrooms, as these are areas where there is a lot of moisture. Fortunately, contemporary sealants and finishes have allowed hardwood to become a much more viable choice for these areas. Hardwood will eventually begin to show signs of aging, and there is the possibility of stains. However, you will always have the option of refinishing it to make it look great again.
Concrete floors are another excellent option for your kitchen. If your kitchen floor is already on a concrete slab, then this surface can be finished to make it look great. Even if the kitchen is not on a slab, concrete can be poured over subfloor material if you would like this style of floor. Some downsides of a concrete floor include it being somewhat cold and hard, but this can be remedied with radiant heat or rugs.
Many different types of tile are durable and can look great in a kitchen. Two common ones are ceramic and natural stone. Ceramic lasts a long time while maintaining its appearance. Its drawbacks are similar to those of concrete.
4.Natural Stone Tile
Natural stone tile is very durable and can up the selling value of your home. Multiple types of natural stone can be used. Each one offers varying levels of durability and scratch resistance, so be sure to research the type you would like. One downside to consider with natural stone is that it is porous, so liquid stains and water damage can sometimes be a problem. If you use a stone sealer every year, this issue can be largely avoided.
Vinyl flooring has become a popular option when it comes to durable and affordable floors for the kitchen. As a man-made material, it is designed to hold up against damage, staining, and moisture. Vinyl is easy to clean with sweeping, mopping, or vacuuming. Many manufacturers offer excellent long-term warranties on vinyl flooring that last up to 20 years.
Vinyl is also quite easy to put in if you are looking for flooring to install yourself. There are two tiers of vinyl flooring. Normal vinyl planks or sheets are the most common, and then there is luxury vinyl flooring (LFV). Older sheet or plank vinyl is sometimes considered to be a cheap type of flooring, but LFV is far from this and is used on kitchen floors in high-end homes.
Eakman Construction Can Help with Your Kitchen Floor Project
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