5 Tips for Choosing the Best Replacement Flooring for Your Kitchen Remodeling Project

 

If you have decided that now is the time to remodel your kitchen, you have many decisions to make in the near future. One of those decisions is what type of flooring you want to use if you plan to change the flooring as part of the remodeling project. There are many options to choose from when it comes to flooring for various areas of your home.

Here are 5 tips for choosing the best flooring for your kitchen:

  1. Hardwood: Hardwood is a popular choice for a kitchen and it is a look that will never become outdated. It works best if you have an open floor plan and when you want a material that is very durable. Hardwood is also very easy to maintain and clean.
  2. Engineered Hardwood: Hardwoods come in solid hardwood form and engineered hardwood form. The solid hardwood can be sanded and re-stained at any time. Engineered hardwood is slightly better for kitchens, because the top layer is real wood and the layers underneath are less expensive plywood. The engineered hardwood will not shift or change size with heat and humidity like solid hardwood does.
  3. Vinyl: Vinyl flooring is great for people who are on a strict budget and it is the easiest flooring to clean out of them all. The vinyl flooring is also waterproof and stain-proof which is great if you cook a lot, drop a lot or have little children running around spilling many things.
  4. Tile: Porcelain tile will give you a floor that looks like natural stone and it is very hard. If you decide to choose porcelain tiles, you will want to make sure that you purchase ones that are certified as slip resistant, because if not you may fall rather easily.
  5. Cork: Cork flooring is eco-friendly and very soft. You will not slip on this flooring and it is waterproof. However, cork flooring needs to be resealed every three years, so it is a higher maintenance flooring option.

The flooring type that you choose will depend on your lifestyle as well as the overall style in the kitchen. However, you must also keep your budget in mind. It may not be possible to install a cork floor at this point in time, so you may have to choose a cheaper alternative. Remember though, the floor can be updated again in a few years when you have the money for the style of your dreams. Give us a call at 802-862-4754 if you’re in Colchester or the surrounding areas and would like to discuss remodeling your kitchen or schedule a consultation with us.