29 Jan 3 Flooring Types For Your Kitchen
Installing a new kitchen comes with a lot of different parts, and while you may be hiring somebody to do all the work for you, it’s still up to you to make all the decisions. Making decisions about the type of kitchen you want and all the small and finer details related to this project can be one of the most difficult things about it, so it’s important that you give it enough thought and make sure you’re getting exactly what you need. One of the things that you will have to decide is what type of flooring to buy for your new kitchen. Here are some of the main flooring types and the pros and cons of each one.
Ceramic tile flooring
Tile flooring can look great in your kitchen, especially if you’ve chosen a theme throughout the kitchen which really matches the ceramic look. Since tiles are completely waterproof, you don’t have to worry about any type of spillage or accident ruining them. Unlike many other types of flooring, you can spill pretty much anything on the tiles and they will clean up with complete ease and no fuss. Depending on the type of tiles you are considering, you may need to also get concrete floor coatings to make sure that they are properly sealed. Tiled floors are very easy to look after and can easily be mopped 1-2 times per week. However, some people don’t like tile flooring since they are cold, thus making the kitchen feel colder when the temperature is lower and meaning that you always have to wear shoes in the kitchen!
This is one of the flooring types that many people choose for the kitchens, mainly because of how beautiful it looks. There is a very wide variety of hardwood flooring types too, including different shades and wood grain patterns, making it ideal for a very wide audience and a lot of colour schemes. Hardwood flooring can be slightly more difficult to clean, but less harsh and cold than tiles. However, hardwood flooring can be among the most expensive types of flooring for your kitchen, so it will largely depend on your budget.
If you want a cheaper alternative to hardwood flooring and tiles are too cold for you, then choose something in between, in other words, the vinyl flooring. This is easy enough to clean and water-resistant, so much like tiles you won’t need to worry about any spillages or stains on the floor. Vinyl flooring is cheaper than hardwood, so while it might not be quite as visually appealing, it’s still pretty close when you take into consideration how much money you’ll be saving. However, vinyl flooring can be very difficult to remove once it’s been glued down, so if you think you might change the flooring in the near future then it’s probably not the best option. Vinyl can also be punctured with sharp objects, such as stiletto heels.