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Most Popular types of flooring for your kitchen.
Here is a list of popular types of flooring for your kitchen along with the pros and cons of each.

Hardwood

Engineered Hardwood Floors

If you are looking for a classic style that will never go out of style. Then hardwood floors are for you. It will give warmth to your kitchen and comes in any finish you can think of. If you want to update your kitchen you can simply sand and stain your floors to match your updated look

Pros

Hardwood comes in everything from thin stripes to wide planks. No matter what your style that you are looking for. Because wood never goes out of style, you won’t have to worry about updating it as your home evolves. 

Cons

Wood dents and scratches easy, as well as hardwood floors are not waterproof, so you have to stay on top of spills. If liquids are not wiped up right away it can cause damage to your hardwood floors. With hardwood being the best-looking option, it is also the most expensive.

Laminate

If your kitchen encounters a lot of traffic from kids and pets laminate is a great solution for you. spills including food and liquids If your kitchen floor encounters frequent spills of food and the pitter patter of kids or pets, laminate flooring might be the solution. It mimics the look of tile or hardwood and has a lower price tag. 

Pros

Laminate flooring is designed to imitate the look of wood or tile. It resists scratches and scuffs, thanks to the “wear layer” so it’s great for homeowners whose kitchens have a lot of traffic with small kids, pets or extremely heavy use. It’s also easy to clean and maintain.

Cons

Laminate isn’t as equipped to handle moisture as tile and vinyl are (it can warp when wet), so installing it in your kitchen can make the upkeep more challenging. — You will need a special cleaner and mop to clean up without damaging the laminate. 

Vinyl

Vinyl is one of the easiest and most versatile kitchen flooring options. Vinyl is man-made material and is very strong, its durable to not having stains, damage and water issues. Cleaning is also a breeze and you do not need any special cleaning equipment to clean.

Pros

Vinyl is one of the most inexpensive flooring options on the market, vinyl can imitate the look of pricier materials at a fraction of the cost.

Cons

Vinyl can dent, bubble or curl overtime. Sharp objects may tear it and dirt can scratch and dull its finish. If it is in direct sunlight it can fade overtime. It also depends on the thickness and wear layer the higher the wear layer the more durable it is.

Tile

Tile is a excellent flooring choice for the kitchen. It not only looks elegant and clean, but it’s also very easy to maintain and durable. There are a wide variety of tile options to choose such as ceramic, marble and porcelain. The versatility offered by tiles almost guarantees that you’ll find a style that suits your kitchen floor ideas.

Pros

Ceramic tiles stand up to wear and tear, from muddy footprints to spills and splashes, like a champ and they are super easy to clean. A huge variety of low-priced tiles make one of the most affordable kitchen flooring options.

Cons

Tile can crack as floors settle, and a dish or glass dropped on it will most likely to shatter. It can also be cold and hard underfoot, so use a rug or cushioned mat to make it softer. Don’t forget that grout needs to be sealed occasionally.