As the kitchen is the heart of the home for most people, it stands to reason that kitchen-related remodeling projects are extremely popular among homeowners. Kitchen floor replacement is just such a project requested by many homeowners to update the room as well as increase the value of their home. But with several different flooring options to choose from, it can be difficult to know which to choose. To help you decide, here is a little information on the five most common kitchen flooring options.
- Linoleum. If you’re on a tight budget, linoleum is still the most cost-effective kitchen flooring option you can find. This long-lasting flooring is available either in roll form or as linoleum tile squares. If you’re creative, the squares do give you more flexibility in creating a design, allowing you to mix and match different patterns.
- Vinyl. If your kitchen is a high-traffic area, with kids and pets running through it multiple times a day, vinyl may be the best choice for your home. This heavy-duty flooring holds up well to a high volume of foot traffic without becoming damaged. It’s also cost-effective and easy to install, which is another reason for its popularity.
- Laminate. Though it can be made to look like hardwood, tile, and other flooring, laminate is actually a composite material that has been treated for durability and water resistance. The planks have the image of the material pasted to its surface, which is what allows it to look like other flooring materials. Like vinyl, laminate is a budget-friendly option that’s long-lasting and simple to install.
- Tile. While tile is one of the more expensive flooring choices and requires more maintenance than most of the other options, it is a beautiful flooring option that lasts the longest if it’s taken care of properly. The manufacturer’s instructions for installing and maintaining the tile must be followed closely, or the tile could crack and become susceptible to staining and water damage. However, if cracking does happen, Handyman Connection offers an excellent floor tile repair service. Also, keep in mind that tile can take a while to install.
- Hardwood. While laminate flooring can be made to look like hardwood, real hardwoods like bamboo are still very popular. Be careful in your selection, however, as some woods are too soft to stand up to the hard use a kitchen floor is subjected to, easily scratching and gouging at the drop of a dish. Choose the right wood, however, and you can end up with a gorgeous kitchen floor.
Breathe New Life Into Your Kitchen With Handyman Connection
If you’re ready to replace your kitchen flooring or cabinets, or perhaps need help choosing just the right cabinet hardware styles for your space, Handyman Connection can assist you. Contact us today at 1-800-88-HANDY to receive a free, no-obligation quote on your next kitchen project.