Published at Friday, November 10, 2017, 13:51:00. by Holmberg Elita in Tile Floors.
Nowadays however, the variety of affordable, good quality flooring available has increased tenfold and while you might be tempted to buy that beautiful stone floor you have seen in the showroom, you do need to ask if it will actually suit your requirements. Here we take a look at the pros and cons of four types of kitchen flooring.
Choosing tiles: Choosing which type of floor tile to use and which tiles is appropriate for your kitchen is the first step. There is actually a wide variation of designs and textures to choose from which can be overwhelming for some. Stick with a tile type and texture that will require less maintenance and is durable enough to handle falling pans and plates. Go for the ones that would be easy to clean up. Get a design and color that goes with the design of your window shutters, curtains and other accessories inside your kitchen.
Wood: Comes either as solid wood flooring or engineered planks. A good quality wooden floor can last for many years if it is looked after properly. Like stone however, a wooden floor requires a lot of maintenance - it is more difficult to keep clean than laminate or vinyl. Wood is highly susceptible to water damage and staining so it is important to regularly seal the floor. One of the great advantages to this type of floor is the variety of wood types and hues which are available. Additionally wood can also be painted or stained to produce greater colour and style options.
The second room in the house that people usually consider for installation is the kitchen. The reason is similar, if not the same, as for the bathroom. The kitchen also contain large concentrations of humidity (probably not as much as bathrooms, but still considerable amounts), and temperature (this can be even more present than in the case of the bathrooms). So, this is why people opt for ceramic tile floor installation in their kitchens and bathrooms. It should go without saying that installing flooring made out of linoleum, or wood, would be impractical for these rooms, as the above mentioned influences would ruin those materials very quickly.
Until recently unless you were lucky enough to have a hardwood floor; the variety of materials available for kitchen flooring was restricted to just a few options - vinyl, laminate or waterproof carpet tiles. The possibility of using stone flooring was generally restricted to those with large budgets.
It is usually the bathroom that gets to be treated with a ceramic tile floor installation. The reason is obvious: the bathroom is the room that is most often confronted with moist, and varying temperatures. This is the reason why this type of a flooring is usually considered to be the best option for this room.
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