Are you planning to remodel your kitchen? It’s easy to get caught up in gorgeous wooden cabinets and natural stone countertops, but one of the most important decisions is what goes under your feet. Your kitchen flooring needs to support your busy lifestyle while complementing your new design.
Check out our latest infographic for a brief rundown of a few popular kitchen flooring options. Then, read below for a more in-depth explanation by the team at Tom Adams Windows and Carpets, a trusted flooring company in Lehigh County.
Is your kitchen constantly full of pets, kids, and house guests? You need flooring that will hold up against messes and heavy foot traffic. Ceramic tile won’t absorb odors, bacteria, or moisture. If you drop something on it, that item is more likely to break than your tile is to crack. Tile is easy to clean and is considered eco-friendly. Ceramic tile can be too hard to comfortably stand on for long, however, so consider laying down a mat or area rug in heavily-trafficked areas.
Hardwood never goes out of style, and it gives an open concept home a lovely, seamless look. While pets’ claws, standing water, and too much sunlight can damage this material, the resulting scuffs, scratches, and scrapes can be removed with ease, restoring the surface to its original beauty. With proper care, this flooring can last a lifetime. Additionally, when sustainable forestry practices are used, hardwood is an eco-friendly option.
This affordable flooring is the perfect option for DIYers. Its glueless installation is fast, simple, and mess-free. It offers stunning wood-look and tile-look options that are almost indistinguishable from the real thing, yet it doesn’t require waxing and oiling like real hardwood. It is also simple to clean — just sweep, dust, vacuum, and occasionally mop.
Perhaps the best choice for an avid cook is vinyl flooring. Its elastic surface is warm and comfortable to stand on as you perfect a recipe. It is low-maintenance and will hold up to heavy use. Vinyl is also available in a wide variety of textures and patterns. For example, if you want the appearance of a distressed hardwood floor or a checkerboard tile without the price tag, consider vinyl.