Affordable Options for a Low-Maintenance Kitchen Floor
If you're planning to renovate your kitchen, you may want to consider a low-maintenance floor as a solution for tedious upkeep. While you might love gleaming hardwood floors, this option is not usually a practical choice for kitchens because they are easily damaged by water and other spills.
Since the kitchen is the heart of your home, itâ€™s important to keep your floor beautiful by choosing a material that is water and stain resistant. Check out our suggestions for your new kitchen flooring.
Vinyl flooring is a superior substitute for wood flooring because the two materials look so similar with a significant price difference. You can install vinyl in sheets, planks and tiles. Although they feel different under food, vinyl planks are designed to mirror the aesthetics of wood planks. If you love the look of wood floors, but not the cost, then a vinyl may be the answer for you.
If your heart is set on the authentic appearance of wood, you can match vinyl planks to the existing hardwood flooring in the rest of your home for a uniform appearance throughout all of your rooms.
Vinyl also comes in more colors and styles than wood grain. You can choose a pattern that mimics stone or a flooring design based on color. You'll have many options for creating unique kitchen dÃ©cor when you choose vinyl.
Vinyl is easy to care for. You can wet mop it and clean it daily to keep crumbs, pet messes and allergens off the floor. One major appeal of this material is that it is much easier to maintain than hardwood.
If you're not sold on the look of vinyl planks, then you may want to consider laminate flooring. This has the appearance of real wood flooring, but it is cheaper and easier to maintain than hardwood. While laminate isn't as easily damaged as wood flooring when it gets wet, you should still clean up messes and spills when they happen to prevent discoloring.
Laminate is also easy to clean, so kitchen spills wipe right up. You don't need to worry about sealing or staining laminate or doing much maintenance other than dust mopping and damp mopping it to keep it clean.
Another benefit of laminate planks is that they snap together, so if one plank is damaged, it can be removed and replaced. Laminate is easy to install as well since it rests on top of your current flooring.
Ceramic or Porcelain Tile
Ceramic tile isn't soft and cushy, but it stands up against wear and tear. It's a great flooring material for kitchens because you won't have to worry about water spills harming the floor at all. It's has a classier aesthetic than vinyl and can give your kitchen an upscale touch. Porcelain tile is a type of ceramic tile that is made to be extremely durable. It is so resistant to water and damage that it can be used outdoors.
Both types of tile are durable, easy to clean and long lasting. Ceramic or porcelain tile may be a better choice than natural stone flooring for the kitchen because they resist scratches better and they are less porous so they don't stain as easily.
Although tile may not be the most comfortable for standing at the stove or sink, that problem is easily solved with a stylish, plush kitchen mat.
You don't want to spend your spare time caring for flooring, especially for high-traffic areas like the kitchen. Look for options that are easy to clean, resistant to scratches and not easily damaged by water. Check out our option to find the perfect low-maintenance flooring for your kitchen.
Visit the Silmar Flooring showroom where you'll find a beautiful flooring option to have expertly installed in your home.