We at Floor Coverings International know that families spend a lot of time in the kitchen. That’s why it’s important that your kitchen floors meet the demands of your busy lifestyle. Hardwood and tile are two of our favorite flooring choices for the kitchen. Read on to learn why!

 

Hardwood

 

Hardwood is a timeless flooring choice for the kitchen. Hardwood has several distinct advantages:

  • Durable: Hardwood will last for years of cared for properly. It can withstand a fair amount of wear and tear and looks great even with heavy use. You can prolong the life of hardwoods by putting down rugs and mats for an added layer of protection.
  • Easy to care for: Hardwood requires regular sweeping and dust-mopping, and the occasional damp mop when needed. Every 10-15 years, hardwood floors require refinishing or resealing.
  • Versatile: Hardwood comes in a wide variety of species, colors and finishes. You’re sure to find something that matches the style of your kitchen, from modern to traditional.

 

One thing to keep in mind is that hardwood does not do well in damp environments because moisture can cause the wood to warp. Make sure to wipe up any standing water or spills immediately, and use floor mats to help protect your floors from splashes near the sink.

 

Tile

 

Tile is another great flooring choice for the kitchen because it is incredibly durable and versatile. Tile is hard and non-porous, which means it stands up well to water, making it an ideal choice for the kitchen. However, this advantage can also be a downside – tile is very hard and can be uncomfortable to stand on for long periods of time. Invest in a memory foam kitchen mat to add a little cushion if you spend a lot of time in the kitchen. Like hardwood, tile is also extremely versatile. Whether ceramic or natural stone, tile comes in a wide range of colors, textures and patterns.

 

If you’re ready for new kitchen floors, contact Floor Coverings International of Monmouth today! We offer free in-home flooring estimates. Let us help you transform your kitchen!