Your kitchen is a place for gathering, cooking, homework, and so many other activities. As you can imagine, all of the traffic your kitchen sees can wreak havoc on your floors, so you need flooring that can stand the test of time — after all, new floors are an investment. In addition to the usual wear and tear, you also want to make sure your floors are resistant to moisture and any spills that may occur as you’re creating your latest culinary masterpiece. In today’s post, we will discuss some flooring options that are perfect for your kitchen.
Whether you’re replacing old flooring in your kitchen or remodeling and changing the entire design, Gateway Design and Home has just what you need to create the kitchen of your dreams. We offer an extensive selection of kitchen flooring, from linoleum and vinyl to engineered hardwoods. If you’re not sure what will work best with your space, stop by our flooring showroom in Loveland to speak to one of our experts — we would be more than happy to help! Learn more about your options by exploring our website, and give us a call to schedule an appointment. In the meantime, continue reading below for advice on what types of flooring would work best in your kitchen.
Because new flooring is an investment, you want to make sure you’re getting something that will last, and tile is just the flooring for that! Tile flooring is sturdy, durable, resistant to moisture, and easy to maintain. It’s no secret that your kitchen sees a lot of wear and tear, from cooking mishaps to large gatherings. Luckily, tile is extremely durable, and it doesn’t crack easily. This comes in handy if you accidentally drop a pan while cooking, as well as ensures that your tile will last for many years.
Another selling point of tile is that it is moisture resistant. From simmering sauces to dirty dishwater, there are many different substances that can drop or spill on your kitchen floor. The last thing you want is to invest in flooring that soaks up every liquid that falls. However, when you invest in tile, you have the benefit of knowing that tile is moisture resistant, and any liquid that spills onto your floor can easily be mopped or wiped up with a towel!
The look of beautiful hardwood floors in your home is timeless. However, real hardwood flooring can be difficult to maintain and isn’t very water-resistant. As you can imagine, this could be a difficult combination for your kitchen. However, if you want to keep the look of your flooring consistent with the rest of your home, you have another option — engineered hardwoods.
Engineered hardwood flooring is designed in layers, with the top layer being a veneer of real wood. The layers underneath the top layer consist of multiple layers of planks positioned in different directions to create a criss-cross pattern. This unique pattern helps strengthen and fortify the engineered hardwood flooring, giving them greater durability than real hardwoods while also making them more environmentally friendly.
In addition to durability and eco-friendliness, engineered hardwoods are also more moisture-resistant than real hardwoods. With real hardwood floors, you have to worry about its vulnerability to moisture, as well as the flooring warping and expanding when exposed to humidity. With engineered hardwoods, however, the layers of wood throughout each plank help prevent warping and expanding, making them a great option for your kitchen!
If you’re looking for a way to get beautiful new flooring without spending an arm and a leg, vinyl flooring may be the best option for you! The great thing about vinyl flooring, aside from being more affordable than the other two options listed above, is that it comes in a wide variety of colors and textures, making it easy for you to find a style you love!
Like the other two flooring options, vinyl is very durable and water-resistant. With that in mind, one additional feature that can make vinyl stand apart from the rest is that it is more comfortable. Depending on how you plan to use your kitchen, comfort may be a larger concern for some than for others. If you’re planning on hosting dinner parties, large gatherings, or you’re someone who loves to spend hours in the kitchen creating new recipes, standing on vinyl flooring may be easier to tolerate for longer periods of time than some of the denser and harder flooring options.
Find Your Flooring Match at Gateway
Finding the perfect flooring for your kitchen doesn’t have to be difficult. At Gateway Design and Home, we offer an extensive selection of flooring options for every room in your home. Not sure which flooring will work best with your space, your needs, or your budget? No problem! Our experienced team of professionals can help you find the flooring that exceeds your expectations. Explore our website to learn more, and when you’re ready, give us a call to schedule an appointment at our showroom in Loveland.
We look forward to seeing you!