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Remodeling Kitchens: A Guide to the Flooring

If you’re remodeling a kitchen, the material you choose for the flooring is something that deserves careful consideration. You want to pick a durable, resilient material, and you also want something that will be easy to clean up for those oh-so-common kitchen spills. Take a look at some of the most common options, and ask your contractor for help if you’re still not sure.


Vinyl flooring is a great choice for the homeowner on a budget. It’s easy to clean and soft to walk on. Today, vinyl is more versatile than ever, as you can install it as tiles or in sheet form. There are many colors and patterns to choose from, or you could vary tiles to create a checkerboard look.


Hardwood gives a beautiful timeless look to a kitchen floor. It does not wear quickly with age, as some other flooring options may, and it goes with most kitchen designs. It’s fairly low maintenance, as long as it’s installed properly. And it goes well with open floor plans, integrating seamlessly from living area to kitchen.


If hardwood isn’t in the budget, you might consider material engineered to look like hardwood: laminate. Laminate is similarly easy to clean and it looks a lot like wood (from afar) but for a lower price. However, it won’t have that same texture and it’s not a material you can refinish.


This material, often mistaken for vinyl, comes in many different colors. It’s thin and easy to cut, which means you can make fun, original patterns you won’t find in any other kitchen. It’s a low-cost option, but it can fade in color and texture.

Ceramic Tile

As it’s so widely used, ceramic tile is easy to find in many colors and sizes. It’s a wonderful kitchen flooring option due to the durability and ease of maintenance, though it can crack. Thankfully, if this were to happen, you could just replace a single tile rather than the entire floor.

Cork Tile

Cork is eco-friendly, soft, and flexible. It can make a kitchen feel more like a warm, welcoming part of your home, since it’s nice to walk on, it absorbs sound, and it’s fairly resilient.

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