There are many different factors that go into the decision-making process for a kitchen remodel. One of the biggest decisions to make is choosing practical and stylish kitchen floors that look great and won’t break the budget.
The flooring material should be decided early in the kitchen remodel process because the flooring has to be installed before cabinets, countertops and appliances. If undergoing a kitchen remodel soon and you’re not sure which kitchen floors to go with, below are some practical and stylish flooring options.
Hardwood floors are one of the most preferred types of kitchen flooring when it comes to style, but there are a few drawbacks to having hardwood floors in the kitchen. They can get severely damaged from water if not dried promptly. Proper care needs to be taken for hardwood or they can warp, stain or get damaged easily over time. But there are many pros to hardwood floors, including being able to lay the wood in designs that add interest, using reclaimed or recycled wood for a more sustainable flooring option, and you can stain the wood any color you choose.
Laminate flooring is a good option for those looking for the look of hardwood at a fraction of the cost. Certain types of laminate floors are waterproof but not all, which is something to consider with kids or pets in the house. While laminate looks the most like hardwood compared to other materials like vinyl, it does need special care just like wood does.
Vinyl floors are another flooring option that gives a similar look to hardwood floors, but vinyl floors are waterproof which is a major bonus. Vinyl is also exceptionally easy to clean and care for. However, vinyl is soft and can dent easily which might not bode well for moving heavy appliances.
Tile is another popular kitchen flooring option because of its durability. Ceramic, porcelain, or stone tile options are available depending on your style preferences and budget. Tile is resistant to water, damage, and can last for years.
Center Island Contracting is your local contractor of choice for home remodels on the north shore of Nassau county, Long Island in towns like Oyster Bay, Manhasset, Plainview, Jericho, etc. Our qualified professional Long Island contractors are here to help you renovate the home of your dreams. With the knowledge about local and New York State laws, our staff can answer all your questions and streamline the entire process. Email us or call (516) 481-4707.