Picking The Right Kitchen Tile Is Important
If you’re thinking about renovating your kitchen—either to improve your home or to get your property ready for sale—one of the things you should give some serious thought to is the kitchen floor. Unlike many other parts of the home where the floor surface can be chosen purely for decorative reasons, functionality, above else, should be foremost in your mind.
But, as with any aspect of a home renovation, there’s going to be a significant investment required in order to make sure that the new floor you put in for your kitchen is one that gets the job done, while still looking attractive. That’s why when it comes time to make this choice, you need to keep certain factors in mind to ensure the right decision is arrived at.
Create A Budget
First and foremost, the single, biggest determining factor for the floor that you go with is going to be your budget, or the amount that you are willing to spend. You may have personal preferences for your home that will raise or lower the budget you have for your final flooring choice, but ultimately, how many different flooring options you have available to you will be defined by the budget you are allowing.
Always keep in mind that in terms of both product and labor quality, you get what you pay for. This doesn’t mean that someone that quotes you the highest installation price and recommends the most expensive tile is automatically your best choice, it’s more complicated than that. But, at the same time, it does mean that someone promising you top quality, luxury class work with at prices lower than anyone else is unlikely to deliver on those results.
Be Realistic About Your Needs
While many people would probably love the idea of Italian marble tile in a kitchen, cost aside, it may not always be a practical choice depending on what you need for your kitchen. For example, if you eat in your kitchen, and you’re still in the middle of raising your family and you have a lot of boisterous little ones that may be accident prone, that beautiful tile isn’t necessarily a good choice. Italian tile, while hard, may not hold up as well to repeated falls, accidents, and dropped objects, especially if those objects have sharp corners that can chip the surface.
Conversely, if you’re renovating your home for sale, and you’re targeting a more mature market that’s unlikely to be raising a family and will be using the kitchen more for decorative purposes, an expensive tile may be the way to go. Just how much use—and potential abuse—you expect to get out of a kitchen is going to play a big role in your final choice of a flooring surface.
Make The Right Choice
Cardigan Kitchens & Baths are your kitchen and bathroom renovation experts. If you want to improve your home, but aren’t sure what’s the best way to go about it, we can help. Contact us with your questions and concerns and we can come to your home for consultation on what are the best options for your needs and your budget.