Pros and Cons of Different Kitchen Flooring Types

March 9, 2017

Whether you are remodeling your kitchen or simply replacing the flooring throughout your home, there are several factors to take into consideration when selecting your kitchen’s flooring. The type of material you choose for your kitchen floor can be dependent on a number of factors, and there are many options to choose from. Let’s look at the three main types of flooring used in kitchens, and the pros and cons of each.

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Hardwood Flooring

Hardwood flooring is, without a doubt, stunning. Hardwood floors add value to your home and are worth every penny, but are they a good decision in the kitchen? In some areas of the home hardwoods are not a wise choice, such as the bathroom, where excess moisture could warp the flooring and cause damage. The kitchen, however, is much less at risk for a mishap that could damage the floor. Hardwoods are timeless, and have withstood changing trends throughout history. For the best results and longest lasting floors, have your kitchen remodeling company install engineered hardwood floors in the kitchen. Engineered wood is more stable and less prone to warping due to heat and moisture.

Vinyl Flooring

Vinyl flooring is a fantastic option for many homeowners who are looking to replace kitchen flooring or are remodeling their kitchen. Vinyl is a more economical option than hardwood, but comes in a wide variety of styles and price points. With vinyl the options are endless; whether you want the look of wood or tile, there are hundreds of options to pick from.

Tile Flooring

Tile flooring also affords you endless options. Whether you want natural stone or porcelain tile, you have many options for color, pattern, and design when choosing tile flooring. Tile is also a good option in the kitchen because it is easy to clean and maintain. However, it is susceptible to damage when heavy items are dropped on it, so making sure it is properly installed with a good sub-floor is essential.

You have may options to choose from when remodeling your kitchen and replacing existing floors. Whether you love the look of hardwood, the price point of vinyl, or the endless options of tile, Bath Doctor has you covered. Our team of kitchen remodeling professionals will work closely with you to determine your budget, your wants, and your ideal flooring. If you are ready to get started on your kitchen renovations, give us a call today!

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