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As we continue the kitchen remodel, let us look at our flooring options. The most important elements are use, durability, and style. We have several flooring options to consider:
Hardwood. This choice of many traditional kitchens creating a feeling of warmth. Hardwood floors are aesthetically attractive and provides a durable surface for the homeowner. In addition to the beauty of hardwood floors, it makes sprucing up a breeze! Popular hardwoods include oak, ash, cherry, and walnut.
Laminate. If you are looking to stretch the remodel budget then laminate may help your stretch the dollar. Although it’s not as glamorous as, marble and hardwood, it creates and appealing likeness and requires very little maintenance. The laminate flooring is made of several different layers. Installation is generally simple and can be placed over your existing floors.
Marble is distinctive because of its durability and great aesthetics. Marble tends to push the upper limits of the flooring budget, but it does have some negatives due to its natural porous properties. Marble is also susceptible to staining. Marble also represents and safety risk as it is slippery when wet. We recommend a tumbled finish that creates traction on the floor.
Vinyl. Tis another affordable option that could be a leading contender for your kitchen floor. Some of vinyl’s great attributes include its’ durability, resistance to stains, moisture and is extremely easy to install. Vinyl can be made to look like stone, wood or marble.
Ceramic Tile is a good choice for kitchen floors with high traffic flow areas that are exposed to water and other elements. Do determine the proper tile for your kitchen you will need to decide the size, color, shape and finish so that it blends with the design and style of the space.
Stone Tile. This comes in different textures and colors. Depending on your preferences, you can locate tiles that are traditional, contemporary, or rustic. Tile floors are easy to keep and clean, making them a great choice for long term durability. If stone tile is your choice, make sure to make them moisture resistant by sealing them.