Kitchen Flooring 101: What are Your Options?

Kitchen Flooring 101: What are Your Options?

If you are considering a kitchen remodel you might want to start from the ground up. Kitchen flooring needs to be functional and durable. There are a variety of material options to choose from and narrowing down your options can be overwhelming.

So here is a quick guide on some of the most popular flooring options you might consider using for your kitchen:

Vinyl Flooring

Vinyl is a highly versatile material. As such, flooring options come in a variety of styles, colors, and textures. It is one of the most water resistant options. And it is one of the most affordable and commonly used options on the market.

Cork Flooring

With a unique texture and padded feel, cork is a great flooring option. It insulates against both noise and temperature. It also has natural anti-microbial properties. This can be a great option if you are on a tight budget.

Rubber Flooring

Similar to cork, rubber is a good insulator and soft to stand on. It comes in a wide variety of textures and colors, and you can purchase it in tiles or sheeting. It makes a good temporary floor if you want to upgrade a rental.

Carpet Tiles

Carpet isn’t something you would normally find in kitchens because it can be difficult to clean and maintain. But modern carpet tiles are the exception. Manufactures design and test this material to meet industrial standards. This flooring is durable, easy to clean, and easy to install. It works great for messy, high traffic areas like the kitchen.

Laminate Wood Flooring

Affordable and durable, laminate wood has a top layer of vinyl that can withstand a good amount of abuse. And if you add a layer of padding beneath the laminate wood it can provide a softer, more ergonomic solution than stone or hardwood.

Bamboo Flooring

This is an exceptional, eco-friendly flooring material. The raw material grows so quickly and is one of the most sustainable resources for construction materials. It is also one of the strongest natural materials.

Wood Flooring

Traditionally at the top of the list of high-end flooring choices, wood has so much to offer. The grain, age, and species of the tree make a completely unique and beautiful showing. That said, wood floors are expensive and take special protection and maintenance to stay looking new.

Concrete Flooring

Looking for a simple, contemporary look? Concrete is durable and affordable. And with so many finishes (stained, polished, stenciled, textured, etc.), you can get a completely customized look for your kitchen floor.

Tile Flooring

Patterned tile is making a comeback in modern kitchens. The material is durable, elegant, and easy to clean. And today you can even get tiles that mimic natural wood grain or other natural textures and patterns.

Stone Flooring

Marble, travertine, and slate are the most popular stone flooring. These are naturally cool and give your kitchen an earthier look. Stone is hard, durable, and easy to clean, but certain stone may stain without routine sealing.

If you have decided its time to upgrade your kitchen or kitchen floors give us at Mountain States Kitchen & Bath a call.


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