The flooring in your kitchen should be as incredible as the rest of the room. There aren’t many things less attractive than a perfectly remodeled kitchen with the same old flooring as before. We’ve put together five great ideas for your kitchen flooring. Let us know what you think about these ideas.
- Tile – Porcelain tile is the most durable tile type for the kitchen floor. It’s fired at higher temperatures than other types of tile, making it more durable. It can be used in nearly any climate and works very well here in the greater Albuquerque area. It can take on the appearance of natural stone, wood, or nearly any other material.
- Hardwood – Hardwood flooring is a traditional favorite for a variety of reasons. It can be stained to match nearly any kitchen decor, and it continues to look amazing year after year. The typical hardwood floor needs to be refinished roughly every 10 to 15 years, but some hardwood flooring can stand the test of time for 20 or more years depending on how well it is maintained.
- Cork – Cork flooring is made from tree bark harvested every 10 years, so it is a very sustainable material. Regulation prevents the trees from being harmed and overharvested to ensure future supplies are available. Cork flooring is a type of wood flooring obviously, but it is softer than hardwood and much more slip-resistant.
- Vinyl – Vinyl flooring is available in very large sheets. The only maintenance required for vinyl flooring is sweeping and mopping, you never have to wax, buff, or refinish it. High quality vinyl flooring can last between 15 and 20 years with good maintenance. Vinyl is a very tough plastic that can take on the rigors of daily use, children and pets, and still look amazing at the end of the day. It’s ideal if you have a busy kitchen, you cook a lot, want an easy-to-maintain floor, or you’re on a tight budget, because it’s also the least expensive flooring option.
- Existing – We know; we said earlier that you should go with new flooring instead of keeping your existing flooring. However, there is a way to use your existing flooring if you have amazing hardwood or concrete flooring that you love. Refinish it. To refinish hardwood floor, sand it down to a flat even surface, stain it to match your new kitchen design, and apply new polyurethane to seal it. To refinish amazing concrete flooring, repair all damage and reseal it. You could also take this opportunity to paint your concrete flooring to create the appearance of wood, marble, or simply to act as a nice piece of artwork for your kitchen.
Kitchen Flooring in Albuquerque
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