Choosing the Right Flooring for Your Kitchen Remodel
You may find it difficult to choose the best flooring for your kitchen remodel simply because you are faced with so many great options. Narrowing down the choices can be hard. However, if you stop and ask yourself a few simple questions, you will find that the process can end up being much easier to handle.
What Do You Need?
First, you need to consider what you need when it comes to a kitchen floor. For example, you might be looking for a lower maintenance option because you don’t have a lot of time to dedicate to cleaning your floors. You might also be looking for the best flooring that is both affordable and falls nicely into your predetermined budget.
After the practical questions have been answered, you can then take a closer look at the aesthetics. Are you going for more of a modern look for your new kitchen design or are you more interested in something that is vintage or trendy?
Finally, durability is a big consideration because new flooring during a kitchen remodel or renovation is costly; therefore, you are making a significant investment in the home, and you want to ensure that it can stand up to time and last a long time.
Keep in mind that lots of blunders happen in the kitchen—from spills to heat and sticky and stuck on messes.
Now we get to the many types of flooring that are available. Hardwood is just one flooring type available and is known for its durability, classic and timeless style, and it can also be refinished if you want to update the look of the floor in the future. It is also a great choice if you have an open floor plan to keep everything flowing seamlessly.
However, this is a more maintenance heavy option because you will need to take the time to clean it—especially since the kitchen is a high moisture zone. The moisture and humidity changes can cause the hardwood flooring to warp.
Another option is laminate flooring. Laminate is a much more budget-friendly option when compared to hardwood, and this material can resist scratches, dents, and stains which is good to have in the kitchen.
It is also relatively low maintenance, and cleaning is easy. A simple wipe down with a dust cloth or damp sponge is enough to keep it looking its best. It will also be fade resistant and will prove to be softer and much warmer to the feet when compared to another flooring option such as tile.
However, you may find that laminate flooring will not last as long as tile or hardwood and it cannot be refinished as hardwood flooring can. Armstrong Laminate flooring is a good option to choose for your kitchen remodel or renovation and offers you a polished and refined look and finish to the space. It is also a bit more durable than other laminate flooring types and provides a beautiful and lasting aesthetic for a fraction of the cost of hardwood.
To learn more about Armstrong Laminate and your other flooring options, contact us at Cardigan today.