Published at Thursday, August 31st 2017. by Vicq Lefort Lefort in Flooring.
People spend a lot of moment in the kitchen so the traffic could be very intense. Also, it's a space designed for cooking and it's impossible to avoid spills and scratches, regardless how careful you are. It's why the kitchen flooring is a very important element and the material needs to be carefully chosen. They're several options.
Wood is a very common material. It's also a warm and elegant material that allows you to create an inviting and cozy décor. Whether you select solid wood or engineered wood it will wear quickly. The surface is easily damageable and there's not much you can do after that. It's why people usually prefer other alternatives for this room of the house.
Ceramic tiles are very beautiful and they are also resistant. There are many variations to select from in'conjunction with there are not many inconveniences for this material, except maybe for the fact that they can be difficult to install and you may need professional help and that. because of their durability anything you might drop on the floor will probably split.
Plastic laminates can also be a great alternative. They are simple to install and they give you the advantage of a tough and durable material. They are sometimes additional durable than wood when it comes to scratches and moisture. They come in a diversity of colors and designs. However, they can't be refinished and large spills will also affect them.
Linoleum used to be quite popular. It's relatively resistant and it's effective against moisture, dents and sunlight. It also comes in a large diversity of colors and styles. It might not be a very modern choice but it can complement nicely a kitchen.
Vinyl is also a great material because it's resistant and durable. It's not affected by sunlight, moisture and stains and they can even replicate other materials such as stone. It's very easy to install and it gives you the protection your floors need in the kitchen.
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. Cork is a flexible also tough material which is also available in various colors. Not only is it water‐resistant, but can help reduce impact noise.
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