Published at Saturday, August 12, 2017, 03:01:19. by Hellstrom Jewel in Tile Floors.
In looking at flooring, it is beneficial to have a kitchen floor that is slip resistant. It is important to also have a surface in the kitchen that is resistant to stains and scratches. If you have babies around, or are planning a family in the future, you may not want to choose vinyl for your kitchen floor. While some vinyl flooring emits relatively few volatile organic compounds (VOCs) there is still concern due to health issues and pollution where vinyl is concerned.
Any time you remodel a kitchen area usually the cabinets and countertop usually are the leading focal points but after the walls are painted and all of the other tasks are finished, lying down a beautiful tile floor will really help make all of those other hard work be noticed.
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.
When looking at stone, slate or tiles one should also consider choosing an option with a textured surface to help prevent slips and trips in the kitchen. Stone floors are known to retain cold temperatures so under floor heating should most certainly be given high consideration as well.
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.
Use porcelain tiles to recreate the look of stone for less. Compared to stone, porcelain tiles are smoother and can create a more uniform finish to your kitchen flooring. You can find porcelain tiles in a variety of designs, colors and patterns. Some of the more recent trends in porcelain tiles involve a metallic finish.
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