As you start your kitchen remodeling plans, you need to decide what you’re going to do about your floors. If you’re keeping the same footprint in your kitchen, you may be able to utilize the existing flooring. However, if it’s dated or worn, you may not want to keep it and if you’re doing a major remodel where you’re moving things around, chances are good you’re going to need new flooring. With so many options in flooring today, you may be wondering what’s right for your new kitchen.
If you’re kitchen remodel is part of a larger whole home remodeling project, you may be looking at new flooring throughout your home. Hardwood flooring is the material of choice for many homeowners. It looks great, is fairly easy to maintain and easier to stand on than some other materials. The drawback of using it for your kitchen is that it’s not especially fond of water. That means if you aren’t quick to clean up spills or you have kids in and out of the pool walking on your floors, it might not be a good option for you. Additionally, if you’re near the beach and often track sand in and out of our house, the sand will scratch the finish quickly.
In Florida, tile is a popular flooring option in kitchen remodeling. Tile comes in many styles, shapes and colors to fit all design styles. There are many price points so most families can find an option they love that fits their budget. When you need something that’s friendly to water, tile is a great option. However, if you plan on standing in your kitchen for extended periods, it can be hard on your back and feet. And when you drop a glass item, it’s almost guaranteed to shatter.
Luxury Vinyl Tile
Also referred to as LVT, luxury vinyl tile isn’t anything like the vinyl tile squares you may remember (or have in your current kitchen). LVT utilizes 3D printing technology and advances in photography to create intricate designs. You can find LVT that mimics real hardwood, slate, marble, and other materials quite convincingly. It’s water resistant and easier to stand on than real tile. And, to top it off, it’s affordable and can last up to 20 years!
Of course, there are many other flooring options for your kitchen remodel but these are the top three. Talk with your kitchen remodeling company about which would suit your budget and new kitchen’s style. If you know you’ll be selling your home in the next few years, you may also want to talk with your Realtor® about which would have the best resale value.
Jamco Unlimited is ready to help with all aspects of your new kitchen from design through completion, we’re the kitchen remodeling magicians. Call to schedule your no obligation consultation at (727) 412-8524.