Choosing the Right Flooring for Your Kitchen
Flooring plays a key role in creating the unique style of your dream kitchen. In addition, it’s impact on the kitchen’s overall functionality is tremendous, as well.
Keep in mind: The flooring in your kitchen should be selected based on what is the most comfortable for those family members who tend to use the kitchen the most.
Here are a few things to consider when picking out flooring for your Scottsdale kitchen remodeling project:
Thanks to its durability, ceramic tile can be an excellent choice for high-traffic areas. They are simple and inexpensive to clean and maintain. However, avoid selecting highly glazed tiles – they can often be hazardous underfoot.
There are numerous varieties of wood available on the market that can be used as a flooring surface. Costs vary widely depending on the grade and type of the wood. For example, softwoods, like fir and pine, are often used to make simple kitchen floors – they are less expensive, durable and well-suited for low traffic areas. On the other hand, hardwoods, such as maple and oak, are much less likely to get destroyed with normal wear and tear, and they last a long time.
Available in the form of sheets and tiles, vinyl flooring is usually made of linoleum or asphalt, combined with rubber and asbestos (in some cases, vinyl plastic is used). The most appealing feature of this type of flooring is the price, especially when compared to other types of flooring. Vinyl also has a track record for durability and easy maintenance. Available in a wide range of colors, patterns and textures, many of the options in the vinyl family can resemble high-end marble flooring.
When your practical side believes wood is not a suitable material for your kitchen, laminate may be the way to go. Made from paper impregnated with organic resin and bonded to fiberboard or other wood by-products, laminate can provide the look you are striving for, along with the practical aspects ideal for kitchens. This type of flooring usually comes with warranties against cracking, staining and scratching, as well.
Start your Scottsdale kitchen remodeling project today with Republic West Remodeling. We believe it’s important that every part of your kitchen be as unique as you are, and that your kitchen perfectly reflects your taste and personality.