If you want to put new flooring in your kitchen, you have many choices to choose from, which can make it difficult. Below is information about two types of flooring options to help make your decision easier.
Your kitchen is likely the most used room in your home so the type of flooring you choose is important. You want the flooring to look great but also be functional. Hardwood flooring is a good option for a kitchen as it is beautiful but also withstands spills, such as from liquids and food. These things can be cleaned easily, and you won't have to worry about anything sinking into the flooring.
There are many types of hardwoods you can choose from, such as cherry, maple, and oak, which are very durable. This wood can withstand heavy foot traffic so is great if you have a large family. Do not choose softwood like pine, as they easily scratch and are not as durable. The color will be your main concern as cherry is a deep red color and maple and oak are much lighter. This will depend on the type of décor your kitchen has so consider this before you make your choice.
Another option you have for your kitchen is tile flooring. There are different types of tiles you can choose from. One is ceramic tiles which is commonly used for kitchen flooring. This is because ceramic tiles are popular and resistant to stains and water. If you choose glazed ceramic tiles, this will resist high humidity levels. If you drop something heavy on ceramic tiles, they will not break easily. If your floor does get damaged, it can be repaired easily. This is because individual tiles can be replaced instead of the entire flooring, which is much less expensive. Ceramic tiles come in a variety of colors and designs so you can have unique flooring.
Another option you have is porcelain tiles. This is much like ceramic tiles but even more durable and resistant to liquids. Because of this, porcelain may be a better option if you have a large family. Porcelain can withstand hard impacts so just about anything you drop will not damage the flooring. This type of flooring is low in maintenance as all you need is to give it a daily sweeping and wipe it down with a damp mop. You will find porcelain flooring is more expensive when compared to ceramic flooring.
Talk with a flooring contractor like one at Bentley Adams Tile & Wood Flooring about these and other types of flooring options available for you.