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Kitchen Flooring Options
Editor In Chief, United Home Improvement
Kitchen floors, just like kitchen countertops, should be durable,
stain resistant, and pleasing to the eye. When selecting a flooring
option, keep in mind that flooring can accent the counters,
cabinets, and appliances surrounding it. With this noted, the
material you choose should accommodate not only to the amount of
wear and tear you suspect your floors with receive, but also to the
overall appearance you are looking for.
The most durable kitchen floor materials include vinyl or ceramic
tiles, laminate, and polyurethane-coated wood. Vinyl floors are
hard-wearing and offer an endless amount of colors and patterns to
choose from. They are also reasonably priced, low maintenance and
resistant to scuffs and stains. Tile is also durable and allows you
to enjoy the variety of sizes, colors and patterns to choose from.
Laminate flooring looks much like hardwood flooring, but it offers
you the durability and low maintenance associated with vinyl.
Hardwood provides many different natural looks and can easily be
cleaned with a broom, but wood also requires a certain amount of
In addition, concrete and stone flooring offer great benefits which
include being the best in radiant heat and creating a warm natural
appearance. Both come in many different colors and finishes. Options
for stone flooring include granite tile, slate, travertine, or
marble. Although concrete and stone flooring offer the most
durability and the finest of quality, they also come with a more
expensive price tag.