Hardwood Flooring and Other Flooring Options for Kitchens

Hardwood Floor Kitchen

The kitchen is one of the most important and to no one’s surprise the most used room in the house. The daily use puts pressure on the floors, making them more susceptible to be damaged. There are many spills and messes to be cleaned. So when choosing your kitchen floor you need to take all of this into consideration. There are many flooring options available that are suitable for your kitchen. For example, hardwood flooring and natural stone tiles. Read on about the different floors you can choose from before deciding which option works better for your home.

Engineered Hardwood Flooring

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Many people shy away from hardwood floorings due to the problems that come with it.  But this is a tiny hiccup on your way to creating a beautiful room. Since it’s a popular choice for many, most manufacturers have created engineered hardwood flooring to get rid of previous problems with it. It is now more durable and creates for you the look you aspire to have. To keep it in good shape, regular sweeping and mopping is encouraged. This way it will last you a long time. Since it is on high demand and not easy to create, it will cost around $10.4 per square foot. 

Hardwood flooring is a good choice if you have an open floor plan. If you want to go with a single type of flooring look, it can extend beyond your kitchen.


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If hardwood floors are not the way you want to go, give cork flooring a chance. Cork is one of the most sustainable types of flooring available. It is eco-friendly as it is made from tree bark. Getting cork floors is an excellent choice for your home. It is moisture resistant and slip resistant. It will make it a foolproof choice to install in your kitchen. There are a few inconveniences about having it. Every few years it has to be sealed by a professional. Also, heavy objects can make a few dents in the floor. And if the kitchen has direct sunshine, the cork flooring will get discolored. This type of flooring is one of the less expensive types unlike hardwood floors. It costs around $6.4 per square foot.

Porcelain Tile

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Porcelain is an affordable material that can handle a lot in the kitchen. It can deal with spills and somewhat replicates natural stone. Also, porcelain is waterproof and extremely durable. It is stain resistant but there are a few downsides to it as well. 

Because its durability is unmatched, it can be really hard to stand on for a long time. Also, since the porcelain is mess resistant slipping might occur. This is due to any spills that stay on the floor making it slippery for everyone. Additionally, the grout that is found between the tiles can grow mold. To prevent this, there are a few things to do. First, you need to properly clean it on the regular. Then, you need to hire a professional to reseal the tiles every few years. And don’t forget to get it deep cleaned by an expert. To have this installed, it will cost $5.1 per square foot.

Natural Stone Tile; Natural Alternative to Hardwood Flooring

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If you are looking to have a natural alternative to hardwood flooring, you should take a look at natural stone tile. It is known for its variety in options and colors. Natural stone tile is also recognized for being durable and waterproof. Because each tile has a unique style, the cost gets a bit pricier. But it has a huge advantage for you. It increases the value of your home when you decide to sell it. This material is not easy to use at all. It is heavy, expensive, and difficult to install. Getting a professional to help you out with this project is highly recommended. 


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Linoleum is another great kitchen flooring option. Just like cork, it is biodegradable. Linoleum comes in a variety of colors and patterns. It also stands up well to foot traffic. Meaning it will be in good shape for a long time.   

Linoleum is moisture resistant but it is susceptible to staining. To avoid this problem, make sure to buy a product that has a protective coating. This will protect the floors from scratches and spills. This will keep your kitchen a great environment for you to cook in.

So in conclusion, there are many factors you need to take into consideration. Choosing the right style for you can be quite time consuming. So always take the opinion of a professional. They can help you while guiding you to make the right choice for your kitchen. Create your personalized aesthetic and freshen up your space with a new kitchen renovation. Consult with a professional now through the WeServe app.

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Kitchen vs. Kitchenette: The better Choice for Your House

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A lot of people don’t know what a kitchenette is and why it should be in their house. Everyone knows what a kitchen is, and you might think that it is similar to it.

You are right! Kitchenette is close to a kitchen as they serve the same purpose; cooking. To know what exactly suites your house, you need to understand the difference between both, know if you are going to host any parties, and how many appliances you are going to have. Read on to discover the best choice for you house.

The Definition of Kitchenette

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To simply put it into words, it is a simplified version of a kitchen. Kitchenette is a small place mostly found in short-term rentals or apartments with limited space. It is compact and has a few appliances to keep it neat. You can cook freely in your kitchenette, but not if you are hosting big parties. They are designed to cook meals made for one person. It is not ideal to have a lot of people around to cook for and entertain.

Benefits of a Kitchenette

There are many benefits to having a kitchenette. For example, an apartment with a kitchenette usually rents for less than one with a full-sized kitchen. Also, it is easier to clean and you will spend less time cleaning the dishes as you won’t be cooking as much. Giving you the opportunity to appreciate and enjoy a simpler life.

The definition of a kitchen

As we all know, there is one room in the house that is utilized as a kitchen. It is a totally separate space from the rest of the house, full of appliances. Such as a fridge, stove, oven, and sometimes even a dishwasher. Most of the time, it has an area for dining, it can be in a form of an island with stools or a table.

Unlike kitchenettes, you can easily host parties and entertain people in your house. A kitchen comes in different sizes but what qualifies it as a real kitchen is the amount of appliances available.

Benefits of a Kitchen

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A full kitchen has many benefits like, ample space and all built-in appliances that you may need for your everyday cooking. You are able to prepare a wide variety of meals. As well as having lots of storage, meaning you won’t have to go grocery shopping as often because it enables you to store your produce more efficiently.

What is The Difference Between Them?

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The biggest difference between a kitchen and a kitchenette is the amount of appliances you can find. A kitchenette doesn’t have enough space to fit an oven in it. You can usually find a hotplate or a similar device instead of the traditional oven.

Now you are wondering how a fridge will fit in a kitchenette and the answer is it will not! Finding a bar or a skinny fridge is more likely. It is more convenient and doesn’t take up much space, giving you room to put more things in your kitchenette. Instant Pot or slow cookers are the most common cooking devices to prepare a meal.

What is The Better Choice For You?

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Contemporary apartment interior with small, modern and white kitchenette with dining area

Let’s break it down and give you the pros and cons of having either one. If you found an apartment that you absolutely love and it is equipped with a kitchenette, you need to start thinking about the amount of cooking you are going to do. If you want to cook not too many things, a few times a week, then you should definitely go for that apartment.

Yes it may be small space, but you can effortlessly keep it clean and organized. And think about the money you will be saving when you are not paying to power full appliances. It is easily made into a functional space while decorating it to fit your taste. Also, think about all the time you will be saving when cleaning your kitchenette.

On the other hand, if you need to have a variety of appliances in your home, then you definitely have to go with a full size kitchen. Another possibility is, you are living alone and you don’t need much space, but you have a dream of becoming a home cook or a chef one day or actually you enjoy cooking, a small kitchenette will not be suitable for you.

Spreading love with your meals and spending more time with your loved one or your friends is your kind of love language, make the people around you feel appreciated and get creative in your kitchen without being constricted in a small space.

At the end of the day, the most important thing is have a functional space that works for you and makes you feel comfortable. If you are looking to renovate or considering to downsizing into a kitchenette, consult with an expert to know exactly what to do. If something isn’t working or you just want another opinion, connect with a kitchen professional to help you out. No matter what you do with your kitchen, make sure it is something you love.

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