Pros and Cons of Flooring Options for the Kitchen

If you are considering a kitchen renovation, one of the things you’ll need to decide is the type of flooring you’ll have installed. Each flooring material has its own advantages, as well as reasons why you might not want to choose it, depending on your lifestyle and other considerations. Here are the different choices for flooring and the pros and cons of each:

  • Carpeting – This is probably not your best bet for flooring in your kitchen. Are there any pros of a carpeted kitchen? Not that we can think of, but we would be open to exploring this option with you if it is what you desire.
  • Tile – Tile is a popular choice for kitchens because it can withstand the foot traffic, water concerns, and it cleans up easy. Tile is also very durable for long-lasting results. The main con involved with tile flooring in the kitchen is that it can chip if you drop a pot on it, but you can minimize this situation by choosing a high-quality tile with a top-rated wear layer.
  • Hardwood/Laminate – These options will give a softer feel underfoot as well as a warmer one, which is why they are popular choices for kitchen flooring. However, keep in mind that they can be finicky in terms of contact with water, so opt for quality products and have them installed by a professional to get the best defense against water damage.
  • Luxury Vinyl – Many go this route as it is very resistant to water damage, has a soft and warm feel underfoot, and has plenty of style options to mimic other types of flooring, including tile, stone, and hardwood. Care must be taken to assess if your subfloor is sufficient and that there are no underlying moisture issues that would make this a poor choice.

If you would like to know more about flooring options for your kitchen, don’t hesitate to contact us at Floor Coverings International. We look forward to hearing from you!