A full kitchen renovation usually involves uprooting existing flooring and replacing it with something more modern and sophisticated. The type of flooring you choose to install in your kitchen really depends on how well it will compliment your future kitchen design, how it will need to be maintained over the years, and how much of your budget you’re willing to put into new flooring. It is also important to keep in mind how the flooring will blend things like cabinets, the sink and appliances, and wall coloring. There are a variety of options when it comes to kitchen flooring and you’re almost certain to find something in each category that will compliment any kitchen style. Below, we’ve compiled a list of options for you to consider as you get ready to jump into flooring options!
Hardwood floors are an age-old trend and look great in a variety of kitchen designs, from the rustic cabin kitchen and the traditional kitchen, to the contemporary style of a luxury kitchen. Hardwood floors can be a bit pricey in comparison with some of the other options available, but they still beat out tile flooring by a long shot, and they are sure to compliment a high variety of kitchen designs.
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Laminate floors are often difficult to tell apart from traditional hardwood floors, because laminate flooring is often structured to mirror a pure wood design. Laminate floors can also be designed to have blended color from dark grays to light blues and can be customized to fit your specific kitchen design. Laminate flooring is often associated with outdated kitchen designs, but are definitely a contemporary convention with darker colors and wood-like patterns.
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Vinyl floors are common in traditional kitchens and luxury kitchens. They can be on both the high and low end of pricing depending on the design, pattern, and cut needed for your kitchen’s layout. This picture exemplifies the way that vinyl can be used to replicate the look of a tiled floor at a discounted price.
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Cork floors are probably the least known types of flooring available. Even if you’ve seen cork floors before you may not have recognized them as cork if the designer did his job right. There are a variety of ways to lay out a cork floor, and if it’s done right, it can look chic and sophisticated.
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Finally, tile floors have become a classic trademark of the traditional and modern kitchen design. With so many variations, designs, and layouts to choose from, tile offers a great option renovating kitchen space. While some options, such as cork floors, might somewhat limit where you can go with your kitchen design, tiles have some of the highest selections for colors, size, and layout.
It can be exciting to experiment with kitchen designs, and flooring is a big part of the choices you make regarding your kitchen. In many ways, flooring sets the groundwork for your entire kitchen and once the floors go down, all other design aspects have to be considered in relation to the flooring in place. Do you have any other flooring suggestions or something innovative and unique that you’ve done with your floors? Let us know in the comments below!