The kitchen is the heart of your home, literally as well as figuratively. That means it's a room in need of a sturdy floor that can cope with spills, dropped dishes, and stomping feet (even if the feet are small). It's also a room that has a lot of foot traffic and may even the room you use for entertaining and family gatherings.
Kitchens are usually an area of constant use and are a keystone to any home. When replacing the floor in your kitchen, it is extremely important to think about your needs and lifestyle to determine the type of floor that is right for you.
Ask these questions about the flooring in your home:
- Do you have or will you have kids or pets?
- What is your budget?
- Is your house formal and elegant or relaxed and casual?
- Are you planning to live in your home for years to come or are you thinking of selling?
Once you’ve answered these questions, you’re ready to think about specific flooring options. Flooring comes in many shapes, styles, sizes, and finishes.
Wood floors are certainly a beautiful option for your home, although they can be very expensive. Wood is also vulnerable to warping and water damages from appliances. For the look of wood with more durability, porcelain tiles that look like wood may be an option to consider. Another good alternative to wood is bamboo. Tile is a versatile option for the kitchen in your home, as well. Tile comes in many colors and can go with lots of different styles.
No matter which material you choose for the flooring in your home, you'll find a new floor can instantly revive your kitchen. Before making a decision, visit a few showrooms and ask your friends and neighbors what they like and dislike about their floors. You may find that your discovery leads to you making an expected choice in flooring. Good luck!