Whether you're planning a full or partial kitchen renovation, the good news is that there's a myriad of options when choosing the best flooring for your kitchen, and those choices are available at a variety of price points.
Here's a rundown of some of today's best kitchen flooring options.
Best comfort options for kitchen flooring
Cork, softwood, and vinyl flooring are ideal if you spend a lot of time cooking and baking.
Best design options for kitchen flooring
Wood is "in" for kitchen flooring, and if it's real or engineered hardwood, it can add significant value to your home. Wood flooring can provide nice design integration in a more open-plan home.
Stone floors are a time-honored, casually elegant option.
Porcelain and ceramic tiles offer endless color and design combinations, from mosaics to marble. Porcelain tiles are harder and less porous than ceramic tiles.
Best environmentally friendly kitchen flooring options
Wooden kitchen floors can provide much-needed visual warmth if your kitchen cabinets are painted, glass-fronted or melamine. Hardwood and softwood floors can be pricey but reclaimed wood can be more affordable.
Cork flooring is durable and environmentally friendly. It does, however, need to be resealed every few years and can be dented over time. Dyed cork is available in a range of colors and in tile, sheet, and plank formats.
Stone floors are luxurious, environmentally friendly, and extremely durable. You will be limited in your color choices though, and you'll pay a premium. Artificial stone floors are available in a wider color range.
There's no one best flooring choice for all kitchens. You have to select the option that best fits your lifestyle and future needs. When it's time to find a home with the kitchen of your dreams, a Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers agent will be ready to assist you. Click here to get started.