Kitchen Flooring: What You Need To Know


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When you are ready to makeover your kitchen and ditch old, outdated flooring, the choices can be overwhelming. With so many styles, textures, and patterns, finding the perfect flooring in your budget is easier than ever before. While it is a big investment in your home, and you should consider not only price, but design and durability.

 

Design – Bamboo, hardwood, ceramic tile, and vinyl can all be used to create beautifully designed kitchen flooring. You must consider what look suites your home best. Hardwood offers a “homey” feel while ceramic can be cold and hard to stand on for long periods of time. Also consider the size of your kitchen. If you have a large open plan, you don’t have many limits when it comes to design. If you have a small kitchen, there are some things you can go to make it appear larger. Oversize diamonds painted on a floor create diagonal lines that give the eye a longer path to follow from one side of the room to the other, so the room feels wider than it really is. Hardwood with striped patterns that runs from side to side instead of following the length of a room will stretch the apparent floor space. Do your research and find a design that flows and complements your home’s decor.

Durability – Kitchen flooring has many demands – it must be durable and easy to clean, able to handle spills of all kinds, potential water damage from overflowing sinks, and the ability to absorb lots of foot traffic. For kitchens, most professionals will recommend linoleum, ceramic tile–both very common–and wood. You will need to address your family’s specific needs such as how much time you want to spend cleaning or waxing, repairing scratched wood or cracked tile, and how heavily your kitchen is used. Another important consideration is your subflooring. Floor preparation for installing tile depends on the type of subfloor in the room you are tiling. Concrete subfloors are prepared differently than wood subfloors. The subfloor should be able to hold the weight of the tile and preparation materials required to complete the installation. You don’t want to skimp on a properly installed subfloor, as improperly placed or worn, will cause bigger problems down the road.

 

Eagle’s Nest Flooring has all of your flooring needs, and will work with you to provide you the very best investment for your home. With free estimates and 25 years experience, you can trust the team to get the job done right, the first time.

Call Today – (573) 280-4412

 

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