There are many different types of flooring to choose from to complete the look of your kitchen. Because your kitchen will likely receive lots of foot traffic and constant exposure to moisture, either from the appliances or cooking, you’ll want a durable flooring material that you can count on for your kitchen flooring needs. We typically recommend using hardwood flooring, tile flooring, laminate flooring, or vinyl flooring for your kitchen, as these materials are solid and won’t easily succumb to water damage.
When treated and sealed, hardwood flooring can be a great option for your kitchen flooring. Hardwood flooring is cut into boards that are then aligned next to one another throughout your kitchen. They’re nailed in place and give your kitchen a solid and secure surface to walk and cook on. Hardwood flooring can also be stained to a color of your choosing, giving you the option to customize your hardwood flooring so that it matches the aesthetic of your kitchen as a whole. Once your hardwood floor has been stained, it is then sealed with a finish to protect it from fading and deteriorating, as well as for easier upkeep.
Tile flooring is another popular option for kitchen flooring, simply because of its strength and durability. Most tile flooring is made from ceramic tiles that are aligned and sealed together using a grout material. The tiles are then sealed with your desired finish and can give you long-term comfort and use in your kitchen. Ceramic tiles are also heat and water-resistant, which makes them the perfect flooring material to surround your cooking appliances and the changing temperatures in your kitchen during cooking. Repairing and replacing tile flooring is also simple, as the damaged and broken tiles can swiftly be replaced and without having to replace the entire flooring surface as a whole.
Laminate flooring is a budget-friendly alternative that is easy to install and can provide years of comfort with relatively low maintenance. What makes laminate flooring one of our top contenders for kitchen flooring solutions, is that it’s incredibly stain-resistant, meaning you can cook near the floor without worrying about lingering stains or messes damaging it. Laminate flooring is also a long-lasting flooring solution, so you can trust that you’ll get several years of use out of it as well.
Last, but certainly not least, vinyl flooring is a fantastic alternative in both durability and price for those that want the look of hardwood flooring for their kitchen but without the high costs or regular maintenance. We can provide vinyl flooring solutions for your kitchen and recommend using vinyl if you want to emulate the grain appearance of hardwood. Vinyl flooring is great for those that want a low-maintenance flooring material that also sustains its strength and durability against children, pets, and regular foot traffic. Vinyl flooring, just like laminate flooring, is also stain-resistant and can lower the acoustics in a home, especially if you have a basement where the kitchen will likely sit right above.