Flooring

What Flooring Best Suits Your Kitchen?

Kitchens are different from other rooms in your house. Think of them as a specialist room. They serve a specific purpose, and they must be designed to make this purpose as convenient as possible. 

When designing your kitchen or renovating it, there’s one area that requires lots of focus – the floor. What flooring is best suited for your kitchen? We have loads of different flooring options, so let’s look through them all and see which ones come out on top: 

Wood flooring

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Hardwood flooring

Proper hardwood floors can look rustic and classy, but they hold a couple of negatives. Primarily, they can be tough to clean if you don’t mop up a stain right away. Not only that, but the wood can sometimes deteriorate if it gets wet. Obviously, in a kitchen area, there’s a high chance of this happening. So, while it may look good, it’s probably not the best choice. 

Laminate flooring

If you like the idea of a wooden look to your kitchen flooring, them laminate may be perfect for you. It can provide the classic hardwood appearance, but with a laminated finish. This makes it very easy to clean, and it’s hard for stains to set in. Plus, laminate flooring holds up well against water and moisture. 

What Flooring Best Suits Your Kitchen?

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Tiles

Tiled flooring has always been popular in both kitchens and bathrooms. You can get lovely ceramic tiles in so many designs that are ideal for this part of your home. If you get professional tile installation, then the flooring will be water-tight and easy for you to clean. Liquids can be wiped off the surface without leaving stains, and dust/dirt can quickly be swept away. The only concern is the grouting between tiles. But, with proper maintenance, this won’t be hard to clean. 

Carpet

Under no circumstances should you ever have carpet in your kitchen. It simply doesn’t fit. Carpets will soak up all the spills and leave countless stains for you to take care of. Not to mention the fact that they’re the most unhygienic flooring option out there. The only possible reason I can imagine someone wanting carpet in the kitchen is for the softness underfoot. Honestly, don’t even waste your time considering this!

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Vinyl flooring

Vinyl flooring is another option that could work in your kitchen. The jury is out on this one as it can handle lots of foot traffic, but it could also be damaged by heavy or sharp objects falling on it. It certainly boasts some pros and cons, and I like how you can have loads of different styles. It’s a very affordable option, so it might be best for people who want to renovate their kitchens on a budget. 

These are the main flooring types you’ll find throughout homes across the country. You could argue that stone should be in there, but my thought process is that this comes under tiling as stone flooring is mainly tiled. Regardless, look at all the options and decide which one you think will be best. In my opinion, tiles, laminate flooring, and vinyl flooring are your best bets. 

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