You probably have heard about the popular Romanian saying “ Love comes from the heart, but passes through the stomach”. Okay not all of us are master chefs, but we still spend some time in the kitchen preparing meals. Also, this is the place where most of the food accidents happen and because of this require a close attention when it comes to the choice of floor covering. Among all the options of kitchen floor coverings available, it is important to choose the one that can withstand the high traffic but still make the style statement you want. Here are some of the popular kitchen floor coverings you can find on the market along with their pros and cons.
Hardwood flooring is perfect if you have an open floor plan, do not want your kitchen to look dated with time or you are simply looking for durability. The low maintenance is another benefit in the list and not to mention the wide range of colours it comes with. Installing a hardwood in the kitchen is a long term investment since this material will never go out of style and you won’t have to worry about any further updates. Despite all the benefits, hardwood has its downsides too. With this floor covering, you need to be careful with liquids because they can damage the floor if not wiped immediately. Also, wood scratches and dents easily so you will probably need to refinish it after a certain period of time.
Vinyl flooring is another floor covering in the list and is a great option if you are looking something quality but affordable, easy to maintain or you spend a quality time in a kitchen. Today there is a great amount of finishes and designs of vinyl made to mimic any other flooring material including wood, stone, ceramic tile and more. The easy installation is another thing why people love vinyl and the comfort it offers under the foot is amazing. However, vinyl can curl, bubble or dent over time. If there is a strong sunlight coming in the kitchen, your vinyl may fade with time.
Ceramic tiles are your other option of kitchen flooring. Choose them if you want a toughest flooring, the look of stone or something that is easy to take care of. Your options from shapes, patterns, sizes and colours are limitless which means you can easily create the look that suits you best. This floor withstands wear and tear just perfect and the variety of low-priced options make it affordable flooring choice. A glass or dish dropped on ceramic tiles it is virtually guaranteed to shatter. Also, they are hard and cold underfoot so you better use a rug to offset the discomfort.