you choose to use for your kitchen flooring can
have a big impact on the overall feel of your room.
Therefore, it’s important to understand the
different options available for use for your kitchen
floors. This article reviews the most common material
choices for kitchen flooring and outlines the characteristics
Pine flooring is a beautiful option in a classically
designed kitchen that features cherry wood cabinetry.
Pine flooring is typically light in color, though
it can be stained to be darker. Light staining on
pine flooring creates a golden glow in a space that
is particularly beautiful for traditional construction
Bamboo is a plant that is known for its quick growth.
As a result, it’s considered fairly abundant
in the natural world. Therefore, using bamboo flooring
is a very green option. Similar to pine, bamboo
offers a natural glow that creates a great deal
of warmth in the kitchen space.
Walnut is on the softer side of woods that are used
in the kitchen, and therefore it’s not as
durable as one might desire for a high-traffic kitchen
area. However, it’s a very stylish choice,
particularly for modern kitchens. Due to its coloring,
which is darker than pine, it’s often used
in contemporary kitchens that need to blend with
a more traditional home.
Maple has a rustic, natural look that’s great
for many traditional kitchens. It pairs easily with
Made in a variety of woods, wide-plank or colonial
flooring gives a really interesting look to a kitchen.
Used more in traditional design than contemporary,
wide plank wood flooring features knots and graining
in the wood, creating a really natural feel.
Tile and Stone Options
Ceramic tiling has long been considered one of the
more durable options for kitchen flooring. Ceramic
tiles are stain and water resistant. Because they
come in a wide range of colors, ceramic tiles are
considered one of the most customizable flooring
options available for kitchens.
Slate is a very heavy, very durable material. Therefore,
for high-traffic kitchen areas such as in homes
with busy families, slate is a preferred option.
In addition to being difficult to damage with foot
traffic or by dropping something, slate is also
resistant to water and staining. Slate tile can
also create a great deal of texture in the flooring.
Considered a rustic material, travertine is a warm
and durable material that can either be tumbled,
honed, polished, or brushed. Tumbled travertine
specially is radiant and adds a great deal of warmth
to a kitchen.
Laminate is more affordable than true hard wood
but gives off a very similar natural and beautiful
look. Laminate is a great choice for high-traffic
kitchens that are prone to spills because it’s
incredibly easy to maintain.
Concrete is extremely durable and is often chosen
as an alternative to ceramic tiling. Concrete is
moisture and stain resistant. Additionally, because
ceramic can be stained, it is considered highly