Hardwood floor in kitchen in South Elgin from Universal Carpet Inc.

Four Flooring Options for Your Kitchen

Renovating a kitchen can be an overwhelming process. There are numerous decisions to make, and it is important to remember that your floors need to be completed before many other aspects of the room are tackled. Cabinets, countertops, backsplashes, and appliances would ideally go in after your flooring is finished.

One excellent option for your kitchen floors is Hardwood. Although hardwood is not waterproof, there are ways to have solid hardwoods installed that can be water-resistant. Regardless, all spills should be cleaned up immediately to avoid damage.

Vinyl flooring
has seen a resurgence in recent years because of the modern upgrades that have been engineered for it. Vinyl flooring is now available in tiles and planks that mimic the look of hardwood and stone. Most people cannot even identify the difference between them. Vinyl floors are waterproof and have a more comfortable feel when walking on them. They are extremely easy to clean and nowadays are considered one of the top choices for kitchen floors in many homes.

One of the biggest downsides of vinyl flooring is that it may dent or scratch because it is softer than other flooring options on the market. So extreme caution should be used when adding or moving large appliances on your vinyl plank floors.

A third great kitchen flooring option is Laminate, which is a less expensive alternative to hardwood flooring. Like vinyl, it can mimic the look of hardwood for a lower cost; unlike vinyl, it is not always waterproof, but waterproof versions are now available. Laminate flooring is often done in homes as a DIY project because planks are simple to attach to one another. This makes them very popular for subfloors and basement projects.

floors are an excellent, eco-friendly addition to the flooring market. Bamboo has become a popular option for home and office floors due to its sustainability. Bamboo is a fast-growing tree that reaches maturity in a quarter of hardwood trees. In your kitchen, a bamboo floor is a good option because it is water-resistant, easy to clean, durable, and economical compared to some other options.

Visit our showroom
in South Elgin, Illinois to view our many flooring options. Or call us to arrange a free estimate in your home or office. We have been in business for 35 years and have many happy customers in the Chicagoland area. We look forward to helping you with your flooring needs.