Laminate. Tile. Hardwood. The list of flooring options seems to go on and on. You want an option that looks great but that’s also durable enough to withstand constant traffic, water spills, and more. kitchen flooring Just how do you decide which flooring option is best for your kitchen remodel? We at Tucker Family Construction want to help you with every detail of your kitchen remodeling plans and process. So before you close your eyes, make a wish, and throw a dart at all the potential flooring options, consider the benefits of these types of kitchen flooring.

Tile

Many homeowners choose ceramic tile for its durability, cost effectiveness, and array of options. You can find many different types, sizes, and colors of tile that can enhance your kitchen remodel. However, tile flooring can be susceptible to cracking due to house settling or major spills. Some homeowners also complain that tile flooring can be both cold and hard on your feet—especially during those cold Wisconsin nights!

Hardwood

Solid wood flooring is an unbeatable home improvement when it comes to design aesthetics and visual appeal. Hardwood floors tend not to go out of style, and if you’re planning on selling your home, you know that homebuyers will take notice. However, protecting hardwood floors in the kitchen can be difficult. Kitchens get a lot of foot traffic, and kitchen floors are prone to catching spills. Liquids can easily damage wood floors, so you may find yourself having to clean up spills regularly and quickly in order to avoid damage.

Laminate

Many homeowners choose laminate flooring because they can get the wood look but at a lower price point and with less maintenance. Many people with small children, pets, or who just don’t want to worry about scratching wood floors choose laminate flooring. The downside to laminate flooring in the kitchen is that when it begins to show signs of wear and tear, you cannot refinish it. You’ll have to replace your flooring completely.

Vinyl

Thinking about your Grandma’s kitchen? Don’t turn up your nose at vinyl just yet. Today, you can find a wide range of vinyl styles and qualities that are modern, affordable, and appealing to your kitchen design sensibilities. Vinyl flooring is also very durable in the kitchen, easy to install and replace, and one of the least expensive kitchen flooring options. However, vinyl does have a shorter “shelf life” than other flooring materials, so you may have to replace all or part of it within 5 to 10 years.

Making the Decision

If you’re still a bit baffled by which flooring to choose for your kitchen remodel, just contact our team at Tucker Family Construction. We’ll walk you through each of your options (including some we didn’t even mention here!) and help you determine the best flooring to make your kitchen remodel both beautiful and durable. Just give us a call at (608) 862-3641 to schedule a free kitchen remodeling consultation and estimate. photo credit: SA7F34~1.jpg via photopin (license)