Your kitchen flooring is something that should have careful consideration applied to it. While there are many other areas of your home that need to stand the test of time, kitchen floors are generally tested like no other space. There are a variety of trials that the floors in your kitchen will tackle, such as high volumes of foot traffic, moisture, and spills, dropped objects, and so on. While it can be tempting to go with a material for your flooring that fits your design requirements, it is simply not enough to let that be a determining factor alone. We discuss the factors that you should take into account below.
Durability & maintenance requirements
As you likely know, the kitchen is one of the highest foot traffic zones in your home. Not only does foot traffic come into play, but issues such as exposure to moisture and dropped objects, such as pots and utensils will apply extra pressure to the area. To this end, it is important that you first consider how often you will use the area and to what degree you will be testing the durability of the floor. You should also account for the future maintenance requirements, as materials such as vinyl or wood can require replacement in short intervals if not properly maintained.
While there are factors that should be considered beyond design, you should still be blown away by the look of your kitchen any time that you walk into it. The design can take many forms and is generally focused on complementing the existing look of your kitchen, which is influenced by the appliances, countertops, cabinets, sinks, and tiling. Some great materials to consider are; hardwood, bamboo, tiles, concrete, stone, linoleum, and vinyl. Having a professional eye determine which material is in line with the design you are seeking and which would wear best concurrently is something that we both recommend and offer, so give us a call if you would like to have both considered!
Space availability & light
You may be eyeing out a particular flooring but may not have considered two key aspects. The first: is your kitchen space going to cause you to go over budget on a square-foot price that breaks the bank? The second: Is the kitchen that you are flooring going to benefit from a material that enhances the light of the room? The light available can be increased through light fixtures being added, or brighter burning bulbs being used but ultimately, the most aesthetically pleasing kitchens make us of ample natural light. The material that you choose for your floors will assist in enhancing the natural light in the room and even save you in electricity costs!
No matter the material that you opt for, its lifespan is directly affected by the quality of the installation that you have had performed. At Vacaville Kitchen Remodel Experts, we ensure that the installation of any floors that we work on is top-notch so that your floors do not require undue maintenance or replacement of our floors. We understand that this is a promise most, if not all, kitchen remodeling businesses will offer, so don’t take our word for it. Instead, call us and request to see the extensive testimonials from our previous clients, whose kitchen floors have benefitted from our magic touch!