A kitchen remodel is a popular renovation choice. It focuses on updating one of the most regularly used areas of the home and can benefit the household by adding new quality appliances that are easy to use, extra space for guests and family to gather, more storage for all of your kitchenware, and a chance to update your aesthetic and design. A kitchen remodel is also great for a home renovation as it boosts your home’s value whether you are looking to sell in the near future or years down the line. When doing a kitchen remodel you will have a lot of choices to make. Perhaps one of your biggest decisions will be what type of flooring to install. Kitchen floors will see a lot of traffic as the kitchen is a highly used space. The flooring will also be subject to many spills from cooking and cleaning. It’s important you keep these things in mind when deciding which kitchen flooring is best for your home. We’ve compiled a list below of some of the different flooring options below along with some of their pros and cons. Take a look and see which option might be best for you!
When choosing flooring for your kitchen you will want to keep in mind things like its durability, water resistance, ease of cleaning, and design.
This type of flooring offers a couple different benefits as kitchen flooring. First, it’s one long sheet so there are no seams where water or cooking spills could leak beneath the flooring. Second, sheet vinyl comes at a great price making it a cost-effective choice. Keep in mind one of the cons with sheet vinyl flooring, heavy appliances (which are always needed in a kitchen) can leave depressions in the flooring. One of the ways to combat this is by putting coasters underneath appliances.
Tile flooring can come as porcelain, stone, or ceramic. One of the pros of choosing tile flooring is there are practically endless design choices as tile comes in many different colors, shapes, and sizes. Tile is also very long-lasting, though you may occasionally need to reseal the grout. Each tile option is very durable and waterproof. Some drawbacks of tile to consider include its upkeep, it can be slippery, and it is highly recommended to be professionally installed.
As a relatively new option in the kitchen flooring market you may have never even considered cork flooring for your remodel. Cork flooring can be a good choice as it is budget friendly and can be done as a DIY project if you are so inclined. Cork also isn’t cool to the touch as many other flooring options are and has a springy feel some people enjoy. While cork flooring has many benefits, keep in mind it isn’t the best when it comes to being waterproof so clean up spills as soon as possible. Cork can also fade in the sun so pull down the shades or drapes when you can to keep it from getting too much direct sunlight.
If you still have more questions about any of the flooring above or one of the many other options not mentioned here, give us a call at Doppler Construction! We would be more than happy to provide any and all information you need. When it comes time to complete your kitchen renovation, let us show you why we have so many satisfied customers.
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