Your home’s kitchen is an area of the house in which you spend a substantial amount of time in. Whether you are cooking a meal for your family or cleaning up a spill, you need a flooring surface that is resilient and durable. Metro has identified the most popular kitchen flooring choices and included benefits of each option.
In a kitchen floor you want a surface that is resistant to foot traffic and can withstand spills and messes. A tile floor covering can deliver that for your kitchen. Flooring tiles come in a variety of materials, including, travertine, ceramic, and porcelain. Installing tile in a kitchen can be a relatively doable task for the experienced craftsman, but for a flawless and elegant look we would recommend seeking the help of professionals. All of the tile material choices come in a wide variety of colors, textures and designs. With a large range of options to suit your taste, tile flooring can be a beautiful compliment to your kitchen and provide the resiliency needed to last a substantial amount of time. Because of these benefits and diversity of look, tile flooring is one of the most common choices for kitchen installations.
Wood floors are a favorite flooring option for many rooms of a house, especially the kitchen. Hardwood flooring provides a classic look that never goes out of fashion. Wood floors are particularly durable and can hold up to the rigors of daily kitchen duties. If maintained properly and on a consistent basis, hardwood floors can last several years, if not decades. Not to mention, hardwood flooring can significantly increase the value of your home. There is a wide variety of domestic and exotic species to choose from and it should be to find a choice that suits your design tastes.
One of the more recent fads in flooring is bamboo, and the kitchen is no exception to this trend. Bamboo is an Eco-friendly option because of the rapid rate at which the shoots grow. The plant can grow back in 3 – 5 years and be used again for a flooring project. Amazingly, bamboo can grow approximately 50 inches in a 24 hour time period! Bamboo flooring also provides an extremely strong rating on the hardness scale and can easily hold up to the stress placed on the modern kitchen.
Wood floors are a popular choice for kitchens because it gives the room a rustic look and feel, but the reality is that natural wood flooring is one of the more expensive options. Laminate wood floors is an excellent alternative for those looking for the wood floor look at a lesser cost. Laminate flooring offers the same advantages as natural wood floors, such as ease of cleaning and durability.
Still not quite sure which option is most appropriate for your home? Give us a ring or leave a comment below, and we will help you find a suitable material that will look great in your kitchen. Be on the look out for subsequent blog posts regarding flooring options for other rooms in the house.