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.


Cork Flooring in The Kitchen | WeServe

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. 


Linoleum Kitchen in Yellow | WeServe

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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