When it comes to choosing flooring for your kitchen, there are a lot of factors to keep in mind. Kitchens are high traffic so you definitely want something durable that doesn’t scratch easily. Spills and leaks often occur in the kitchen so something water resistant might be a good idea. Cooking messes probably happen daily so, of course, you will want flooring that is also easy to clean. Today, there are so many beautiful flooring choices that meet all this criteria. Here, we will discuss a few to help you choose the best flooring for your kitchen.
Hardwood is one of the most traditional choices. This is for good reason, hardwood is not only beautiful but very durable. Although it is not waterproof, it can be water resistant with the right finish. Cleaning up spills right away would be to your best advantage with this flooring. Choosing the type of wood is essential with regards to scratching. Some woods are softer and more susceptible to scratching and dents, while a harder wood will hold up better. Another benefit to hardwood is that if it wears over time, it can easily be sanded and refinished for a fresh, new look.
If you love the look of hardwood but it is not in your budget, vinyl planks are a great option. These planks are made to look like hardwood and come in a variety of shades and sizes. Some benefits to vinyl plank flooring are that it is waterproof, soft under your feet and so easy to clean. This would be a wonderful choice for your kitchen especially if you are doing the work yourself as it is also easy to install.
Tile is another long time, popular choice. Tile is waterproof, long lasting and super easy to clean. You may want to seal the grout to prevent staining there. With tile, you have a lot more options as far as color, shapes and sizes to create a variety of different looks.
There are so many choices available for kitchen flooring. Considering these few will hopefully help you make the best choice for your floor.