Kitchen Flooring: Which Option is Right for Me?

Your kitchen floor, despite being durable and practical, is also a major design element. The material, color, and texture you choose can make or break your kitchen remodel.

From hardwood to tile to laminate, there are several different flooring options from which to choose. But how do you know what kind of kitchen flooring is right for your kitchen design? Here are some of the most common types of kitchen flooring to help you make the best possible decision.

  1. Tile flooring. Tile flooring is a kitchen staple that comes in a wide array of colors and materials including porcelain, ceramic, and stone. Tile flooring is the most traditional kitchen flooring option, although wide tile is currently trending in modern kitchens. Wide tiles make your kitchen look larger and they’re highly durable.
  2. Hardwood flooring. Hardwood flooring in the kitchen is a newer trend that can be found in contemporary kitchens and farmhouse-style kitchens alike. Like tile flooring, hardwood floors are highly durable and easy to clean. Homeowners with farmhouse-style kitchens may enjoy the gradual weathering of the floors, which can be sanded down and refinished once wear and tear becomes evident.
  3. Engineered hardwood floors. Engineered hardwood floors, also called composite wood or mass timber, is a type of manufactured wood. It contains a range of derivative wood products made by binding or fixing the strands of wood together with adhesives. Engineered wood floors look and act just like regular hardwood. But because you’re working with a wood layer and not solid hardwood, you’re limited to the number of times you can sand and refinish your floors.
  4. Laminate flooring. Laminate flooring isn’t as durable as tile or hardwood, but it does have its benefits. Laminate is easy to install and maintain, and incredibly versatile in appearance.

Still not sure which kitchen flooring to choose? Our kitchen remodeling service has you covered. Designs for Living has the experienced home remodeling contractors you need to take you step-by-step through the design build remodeling process. To get started with our kitchen remodeling service, contact Design for Living today.

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