Kitchens are the hub of most households, and kitchen floors must do extra duty – weathering fallen dishes, the foot traffic of family and friends, and many liquid spills, all while providing an elegant and stylish enhancement to the room’s décor. Floor Coverings International Downers Grove can help you find the perfect kitchen floor to suit your needs and your Downers Grove home.
Here are a few factors to consider when choosing new floors for your kitchen:
- Stain and Wear Resistance – A floor that can’t stand up to wet messes is going to fare poorly in the kitchen.
- Cost and Sustainability – It’s important to consider how the flooring fits your budget, and what kind of impact it will have on the environment.
- Ease of Use – Be sure to consider how much time you’re willing to spend cleaning and maintaining your floor.
Now, here are some of our favorite choices for kitchen flooring:
Ceramic in many forms is well suited to the kitchen, including the floors. It’s easy to install, relatively cheap, and resistant to moisture. Select tiles with an even, flat surface, as any grooves will make cleaning more difficult. Before purchase, check the tiles for the caliber and lot numbers to get tiles that are the closest in size and coloring possible.
Laminate flooring is a powerhouse of stain resistance. For the best results, consider a ‘rustic’ or ‘distressed’ finish. A prefabricated distressed look offers the greatest long-term ability to weather inevitable scrapes and dents that occur in a hardworking kitchen. Look for Forest Stewardship Council certification on both the product and manufacturer to find flooring made with sustainable methods.
Bamboo in the kitchen? It’s not as strange as it sounds. Bamboo is naturally more resistant to expansion and warping than many types of hardwood flooring, and it is as strong as steel in stress tests. Best of all, bamboo is technically not a wood at all; it’s actually a grass that grows much faster with less harm on the environment than a tree.
To learn more about these and other kitchen flooring ideas, call Floor Coverings International Downers Grove. We’ll help you choose the perfect floor for your Downers Grove home!