Where meals are enjoyed and memories are made; the kitchen is the hearth of any home! Creating the perfect kitchen space may seem like an impossible task, but by identifying your family’s wants and needs, choosing a flooring material for your kitchen will be a breeze with Flooring Professionals. Follow our simple tips for identifying your priorities, and get ready to enjoy your new kitchen floors for years to come!
Think about your traffic
Most flooring materials are made to withstand the test of time, but there are always specific types that will last longer than others. Depending on the frequency and type of traffic makes its way through your home (pets, kids, shoes, etc.); you will want a flooring material that has durability to match your needs. Some of the most durable kitchen floors include stone tiles and concrete!
Observe spill habits
If you cook often or find yourself cleaning up spills regularly, we would recommend a material like tile for the kitchen, but if you weren’t that concerned with this kind of upkeep, choosing a beautiful bamboo material would be a great choice. If you aren’t concerned with spills now, but plan to have children or pets in the future, it would be a good idea to factor this into your decision!
How often are you willing to clean?
Depending on how busy you are, you may be willing to clean your kitchen flooring either every day or every so often. If you do not have the time for daily upkeep, consider a vinyl or linoleum flooring material that only needs to be spot swept or wiped down with a soft, damp cloth. If daily upkeep doesn’t bother you, the options are endless!
Coordinate with cabinets
Even though there are many lifestyle factors that go into choosing the perfect flooring for your home, this does not mean you have to sacrifice great style! We recommend coordinating your flooring with the cabinets and countertops in your kitchen, as they will also make a large impact on the style of this space.
Make a budget
If money is no object, then spring for a beautiful engineered hardwood style, but if you are on a tighter budget, consider a vinyl design that has the appearance of hardwood. No matter your price range, your local Flooring Professional will be able to help you find the best option!
After you have a clear understanding of the things you need and want from the flooring in your kitchen, it is time to make moves! Speaking with your local Flooring Professional will give you a clear idea of which flooring options best fit your lifestyle and kitchen habits.