Whether you're looking for wood, stone, or laminate flooring, you'll find all the options here.
Kitchen floors take all kinds of abuse from cooking spills to muddy pawprints. In fact, the floor is the most used surface of a kitchen. I'm Lacey Howard. Let's take a tour of all the options available in kitchen flooring today. Get ready to experience surfaces that are durable, easy to maintain and also pack with style. Hardwood flooring is great for kitchens because its species and finish options add natural warmth. The term hardwood actually encompasses 2 types of products. Solid wood as the term suggest is a board fashion from a single piece of wood. Solid wood usually requires professional installation, but it can be sanded and re-finished multiple times for decades of use. Engineered wood is made of thin layers of wood that are glued and then topped with decorative and durable veneer. Engineered wood is easier to install than solid wood. A Season Do-It-Yourselfer can install some products. It is less susceptible that changes in temperature and humidity, but it can't---- and can only be refinished once. Tile comes in almost limitless colors and patterns and is good in resisting moisture, wear, scratches, dents, and stains. Remember that tile is a hard surface. Dishes will break more easily when dropped plus individual tiles can crack and grout may stain over time. Stone is natural, durable, and luxurious. No wonder it's craze kitchen floors for centuries. For safer stone floors, choose a hone finish rather than polish, which can be slippery and work with the professional to determine how often your stone floor needs to be seal. Concrete floors are made of a mixed of ground stone and other materials. Concrete is gaining in popularity because it mimics natural stone and can be dyed almost any color. Laminate is great for kitchens because it mimics for expensive products, but it's durable and easy on the budget. If you plan to install laminate yourself, look for glueless or snap together products. Remember that laminate cannot be re-finished. You can replace individual damage boards. Resilient flooring includes cork, vinyl, and linoleum. All three options share easy care, affordability, flexibility, and softness. Look the vinyl for cool patterns, graphic designs and realistic surface texture. It's available in sheets or tiles. Both of which can be installed by a Season Do-It-Yourselfer. Cork and linoleum are both environmentally, friendly options. They come and arrange in different colors and textures. Choose a beautiful neutral floor and use easily changeable accessories to get the bold color and style you desire. Chances are you'll move before your new floor wears out.