Feb 09, 2018 | Allie Lewis
When it comes time to choose flooring for your kitchen, one of the most important first steps to take is to consider the function of the room and how you use it.
If you can answer yes to any of these, it will be important that your kitchen floors be able to withstand spills, heavy foot traffic, and dropped dishes.
With that in mind, luxury vinyl, laminate, and tile are all great options, but it will be your lifestyle needs and personal preferences which will help in your decision.
Make sure that you keep function and durability a top priority in the decision making process.
Luxury vinyl is ideal for those prone to making a mess in the kitchen. It’s durable, holds up to scratches, and it is waterproof, making it one of the best flooring options. Vinyl flooring’s protective top layer allows for ease of maintenance and makes clean-up a breeze.
Laminate is a great option for a kitchen that gets a lot of love, as it has 4 layers that will absorb heavy foot traffic and protects against stains, burns, and spills. It is affordable, easy to install, and comes in a variety of styles, making it a great option too.
Lastly, tile is another solid choice for your kitchen. It’s scratch resistant and incredibly easy to clean, but it is also very cold and does not have the softest cushioning to allow for comfort when standing for long periods of time.
Tile will be the most durable flooring choice due to its long wearing durability, ease of maintenance, and resistance to moisture. It’s resistant to scratches, so it’s great in those moments when pots are dropped.