Different Types of Kitchen Flooring
When it’s time to replace the floors in your kitchen, there are several types to choose from, each with its own pros and cons. Regardless of which type you choose, you’ll need flooring that will be easy to clean and look great while enduring heavy traffic and frequent spills. Below is a list of the most common kitchen flooring options to choose from.
Ceramic tile flooring is a popular choice because it’s long-lasting, durable, water-resistant, and a cinch to clean. It’s also affordable and can be used to create many unique design elements. Some homeowners don’t like tile flooring because the hard, cold surface can be tough to stand on for hours at a time. It’s also difficult to install, requiring many hours of measuring, cutting, and grouting.
Linoleum flooring is another go-to for kitchens because it’s inexpensive and comes in many different styles and colors. A linoleum floor will also be low maintenance and resistant to stains. However, linoleum floors are not especially durable—they are susceptible to denting, scratching, fading, and damage from humidity.
Similar to linoleum, vinyl floors are popular for kitchens and bathrooms because they’re stain-resistant, water-resistant, and offer good durability for the price. Vinyl floors come in sheets or tiles. Vinyl sheet flooring, as the name suggests, is laid down sheets measuring 6 or 12 feet wide, making it easier to install and more water-resistant. Tile vinyl flooring comes in square tiles and can mimic the look of ceramic tile at a lower price. Like linoleum, vinyl floors can be damaged by sharp objects and sunlight exposure.
While laminate flooring is not waterproof, it is still used in kitchens; homeowners just need to take steps to control moisture. Laminate flooring is great because it can look like wood or stone flooring while being durable, easy to install, and low-maintenance.
Hardwood flooring is often chosen because of its unmatched beauty. It’s also incredibly long-lasting. The disadvantages of hardwood flooring include the high cost and maintenance requirements.
One of the more recent kitchen flooring options to hit the market is concrete floors. These floors will last a long time with little maintenance required. They’re also inexpensive, come in countless finishes, and won’t scratch or dent. Similar to ceramic tile, concrete floors can be uncomfortable to stand on for long periods. They can also stain if left unsealed, and they are difficult to install.
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Frey Construction is here to assist homeowners in the greater Madison, WI, area with their kitchen remodeling needs. Contact us today about your kitchen remodel, and we’ll be happy to give you more information on the ways we can help you achieve the kitchen of your dreams.