The kitchen is often seen as one of the most utilitarian spaces in the home (second only to the laundry room), but with a few fun changes to your flooring, your kitchen can have as much personality as your living room! From quirky and fun to sleek and modern, all it takes to get started is choosing your new kitchen floors.
Tile is a Versa(Tile) Option
Tile is the most versatile option for kitchen floors. We recommend porcelain, ceramic or stone tile because of their durability and stain resistance. Porcelain tile is usually glazed to help resist stains and damage even further. The different tile colors available make hundreds of style combinations possible. Our stone tiles are strong enough to handle the sorts of wear and tear that happens on kitchen floors day in and day out.
When most people think of tile, they don’t think of it as a cozy option because it can feel cold underfoot, but you can install a heating element under your tile that will help keep toes warm in the winter.
Tile is a great option if you want to express yourself through your floors. You can mix and match trendy colors and patterns to achieve the statement you’d like to make; think elaborate mosaic designs, sleek marble or granite, or a retro black and white checked 1950s diner-style floor. When your kitchen floor is a bold focal point, keep the rest of your kitchen décor simple—or don’t! It’s your kitchen, you can use it to make whatever statement you want, and we will be there to help.
Hardwood Flooring Options in Your Kitchen
Hardwood flooring is a good choice if you’re looking for something warm and earthy. It’s strong and can stand up to wear and tear, as long as you keep it clean and care for it properly. Don’t let water pool on hardwood floors for too long and you won’t have any lasting signs of damage or stains.
Hardwood can be slightly more high-maintenance than other types of kitchen flooring, but if it’s the look you’re after, it can be more than worth it—especially if you like the feel of a nice hardwood floor on your bare feet while making pancakes on a lazy Sunday morning! Bamboo, cork, palm wood, reclaimed wood, and wood from certified tree plantations are all examples of sustainable wood flooring options. You can get a similar look to hardwood, with less upkeep, by choosing a laminate flooring option.
Polished Concrete Gives Kitchen Floors a Sleek Look
Remember when we said before that kitchens shouldn’t be merely utilitarian? We’re going to go back on that a little bit if what makes your heart flutter is sleek steel paired with a polished concrete floor. If the idea of everything in its place, surrounded by modern appliances and neutral colors gets your pulse racing, polished concrete is the ideal material for your kitchen floor. Polished concrete says “sleek and professional” above all other options, and since it’s stain-resistant and one of the most durable options, it works out to be pretty inexpensive in the long run.
Use Rugs to Spice Up Your Kitchen Space
At Carpet Direct, it is no secret that we love a good rug, especially in spaces that boast a lot of hard surface flooring. Rugs are a great way to add some color and personality to your kitchen floors without having to spend a lot of money. We suggest choosing a rug that complements your flooring choice and current decor in your kitchen. Stay away from fuzzy shag rugs that are hard to clean.
We want you to be happy in your home, and that means being happy with your kitchen floors. Ready for a kitchen floor makeover? Request a quote today and let’s get started!