Since the kitchen is the hub of activity in your home, you need to choose a kitchen floor that’s tough enough to withstand foot traffic and easy to clean. To help you find the right kitchen flooring material for your home, your trusted kitchen remodeling and water damage restoration contractor, gives an overview of the most commonly used materials below:
Compared to other flooring materials, waterproof and stain-resistant vinyl flooring is more affordable. Manufacturers also offer vinyl flooring options that mimic the look and feel of more expensive materials, such as wood and stone tile. However, it’s not without its disadvantages. For instance, it’s prone to scratches. Not to mention vinyl tiles have a shorter lifespan than other flooring materials. (Vinyl flooring usually suffers fading within 7 to 10 years.)
Ceramic and Porcelain Tiles
Ceramic or porcelain tiles are a great mid-range option. They are easier (and less expensive) to install than hardwood and easy to clean. However, they feel cold underfoot and become slippery when wet.
Wooden flooring isn’t usually recommended for parts of your home that are susceptible to moisture. However, moisture damage is less of a concern for modern hardwood flooring, thanks to modern sealers and polyurethane finishes. Modern hardwood flooring has slightly higher maintenance needs and a higher price tag, but thanks to its durability and timeless appeal, it’s arguably worth the investment. Remember: when planning a home improvement or building restoration project, it’s important not to get too preoccupied with the costs. Focus instead on how you can maximize the returns or investment.
To learn more about your flooring options, consult an experienced contractor.
Anderson Restoration LLC, a contractor with over 30 years of experience, offers a wide range of professional exterior services, including floor replacement and fire damage restoration services. To request a free estimate, call us at (281) 376-7474 or (817) 226-2111. You can also fill out this form.