Choosing the Right Kitchen Flooring

The kitchen is at the centre of any home. It’s where the cooking takes place, the family gathers and where the love for food and company is shared. The kitchen should be a room that is filled with warmth, inviting and stylish elements. Another factor in completing a warm and inviting kitchen is having respectable flooring.

If you’re going to go through the hassle of  installing flooring, it would only make sense to take a little extra time and get up to speed on the current kitchen flooring trends

Travertine Tiles

Travertine tiles have a clean and sophisticated look. It’s the kind of floor that will disguise crumbs and spills. Also, when you go with neutral and timeless floor design, you have more options when it comes to your other décor around the kitchen, including the countertops, walls and any furniture.

Hardwood Flooring

I personally think hardwood flooring is an excellent selection for your kitchen. Wood floors give off a warm homely feel and they are able to take on lots of traffic without losing their lustre. When installing wood flooring in a kitchen, make sure you apply a good protective finish, such as a polyurethane, to guard against any moisture that hits the floor. This is an inevitable occurrence that can be avoided. Choosing wood flooring makes it very easy to keep your house tidy and neat. If cared for properly and refinished every 15 to 20 years, wood floors can easily last a lifetime.

If you don’t have hardwood floors installed, but are thinking about doing so, this article will give you an idea of the maintenance they require.

Ceramic Tile 

Ceramic tile floors are easy to maintain and come in a wide variety of styles and colours.

Most importantly, they offer superior durability, resisting almost all dents, dings and scratches. Keep in mind that they are prone to crack if installed over a floor that has any structural movement or damage. If this is the case, you’ll most likely need to replace your subfloor too. Ceramic tile can also be slippery, especially around spills and children. If you have a swimming pool, you should be extra careful if people are cutting through your kitchen with wet feet.

Porcelain Flooring

Porcelain is going to be a popular flooring choice this year, especially for those on tighter budgets. Porcelain is pretty to look at and very durable. It lasts as long, if not longer than many other flooring products.

Porcelain flooring is also available in many different colours, patterns and textures.

Don’t get caught with an outdated or cheap kitchen floor. Take the time to research and find a kitchen floor that is durable, easy to clean and stylish. While keeping these practical details in mind, you should also consider selecting a floor that fits you and your family, and of course, the style of your home.

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