Best Options for Kitchen Flooring

Posted on December 8th, 2014 by

Whether you are remodeling your current kitchen or getting ready to build a kitchen into a brand new home, at some point you will have to weigh the kind of flooring you want versus the kind of flooring that will best suit your needs. There are a plenty of options to consider when it comes to kitchen flooring, and here, the Carrollton flooring experts briefly detail a few of the more popular choices.

The technology that goes into making kitchen flooring products has been steadily improving, and that means you can get linoleum that looks like real tile, or you can install a linoleum floor that looks like real hardwood. Linoleum flooring in the kitchen is an economical solution for homeowners on a budget who don’t want to compromise on aesthetics.

Laminate Flooring
Laminate flooring is composite wood flooring that uses a photographic image for its design and is protected by a thick coating of clear material. Laminate flooring is extremely durable, making it an excellent option for families whose kitchen floor may take a lot of abuse. In the past, it’s been easy to tell if a floor was laminate, but new technology has created a product barely discernable from real wood, and the upkeep is much lower as well.

Real Hardwood
The natural characteristics of real hardwood floors add charm and character to a home, but real hardwood also comes with more maintenance than other options. Wood floors that aren’t properly cared for can warp and crack, and floors need special care when being cleaned. If you want real hardwood in your kitchen, consider something extra durable such as bamboo.

Real Tile
Real tile flooring looks great, and is easy to maintain, scratch resistant, and environmentally friendly. Although the tile itself is usually cheap, labor typically costs more. If you live in a cooler climate and want to go all out, choose tile flooring and install radiant heating under your kitchen floor.

Your kitchen floor will take a prominent spot in the overall design of your home’s interior. The kitchen often becomes a gathering spot in the house, whether for family breakfast or big holiday dinners, and when you decide to sell your home, a nice kitchen is one of the top things prospective buyers look for. Take your time, and let the flooring experts at CMA Flooring in Carrollton, TX help you find the perfect kitchen floor for your needs. Contact us to learn more about flooring options for your kitchen, or call (972) 418-6606 to schedule your free in-home consultation.