Published at Saturday, November 04th 2017. by Vicq Lefort Lefort in Flooring.
Firstly, there are glazed and unglazed tiles; the glazed tiles can be cleaned very easily and do not stain as often as unglazed tiles. All you need to do is run a mop soaked in warm water with a mild detergent solution across them from time to time. The problem with glazed tiles is that they are very smooth and therefore can be quite slippery. This is dangerous, especially if the kitchen area is prone to water spillage or if there are young children in your home. To avoid this, you could choose unglazed tiles over glazed ones. Unglazed tiles will prevent the floor from being slippery and have an aesthetically pleasing textured surface. Then again, unglazed tiles will not be as durable as glazed ones - they will be relatively more prone to damage because they are not protected by that extra layer of glazing.
Vinyl flooring can offer numerous styles and colors, either in tiles or sheets and is much less expensive. Cork is a versatile and durable material which is also available in various colors. Not only is it water-resistant, but can help reduce impact noise. I would suggest that before putting in a kitchen floor, you take the time to research the different types of flooring as well as considering your budget. In doing the research for this article, hardwood flooring is by far the most popular choice for your kitchen floor and second place choice is ceramic tile.
The kitchen is the most trafficked area in a house; spilling, stomping and running, your kitchen takes it all. But with regular maintenance and by using the right wood and finish you can have durable wooden flooring in your kitchen. Here are a few things that you might want to consider before getting your kitchen wooden floored.
Ask help from flooring experts - Before you start installing it in your kitchen, you need to seek professional advice from flooring experts so that you can have a perfect flooring kitchen without worrying about the unwanted effects that could possibly spoil the whole flooring materials. Hope that you would be able to have your own favorite hardwood flooring in your kitchen by considering these few things mentioned earlier. It is a better option than tile flooring, which is much harder to maintain on a long-term basis.
Wood is a great and popular choice for the floor in the kitchen. Upkeep is fairly minimal and it can create a wonderful warm look to your kitchen. You can match the color of the wood floor to the cabinets in the kitchen, or go for a lighter or darker shade compared to the cabinets. Wood flooring can be distressed as mentioned earlier, to help high the dings that may occur. Many of the pre-finished wood flooring options today can easily withstand heavy traffic and even water stains. There are also high-pressured plastic laminates which can be an alternative to the wood floor, but offer a similar look for less money.
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