April 27, 2017
When you are renovating your kitchen, or simply replacing the flooring, it is essential to understand the pros and cons of the different types of flooring available. The kitchen provides unique circumstances for your flooring, so choosing the best option for your home is important. Let’s look at the pros and cons of the different flooring types available.
Porcelain tile is another popular option in kitchens because it looks great, is easy to clean, and is stain resistant and durable. Ceramic tile on the other hand, while still a good choice, is less resistant and strong than porcelain. If you decide tile is the best option for your kitchen, it would be wise to carefully consider porcelain tile over ceramic tile.
For appearance sake, hardwood floors can not be beat. Hardwood floors are classic and lasting and can be a great addition to your kitchen remodel. Hardwood is available as solid hardwood or as engineered hardwood. While solid hardwood may be tempting, engineered planks in the kitchen may be a better option because they are less susceptible to moisture damage, which is always a concern.
Sheet vinyl is a great option for the kitchen because it is an economical option for homeowners. In addition, it is stain resistant and waterproof, both of which are of utmost importance in the kitchen where spills and stains are inevitable. Vinyl flooring is also water resistant, which is important to take into consideration because of possible spills, cleaning, etc.
Linoleum flooring, like vinyl sheet flooring, is resistant to cracks and water (to an extent), but is not as resistant to staining or significant amounts of moisture. Linoleum is, however, an eco friendly option as it is made with recycled materials. Not all Linoleum is created equal, and products that have a seal are worth investing in to help prevent staining and scratching. Linoleum is a good option if you are eco-conscious, but it does require more care than vinyl.
No matter what you decide is the best option for your kitchen, your budget, and your taste, any of these flooring options would be a good choice. Before making your decision there are several things to take into consideration, such as the style of your kitchen, the wear and tear on your kitchen, and your remodel budget. If you’d like to speak with a professional more in depth about the pros and cons of these different flooring options, give us as Clockwork Builders a call!