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The Best Flooring For Kitchens

The kitchen is by far the most used space in anyone’s home.  You are there to cook your meals, entertain guests at parties, eat…everything!  You will want your kitchen floors to be strong and durable, but also stylish. After all, you are spending the majority of your time in just this one room!  Allow us to help guide you to the flooring product that best fits your needs!

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Considerations

When selecting new floors for your kitchen, there are many things that you will need to consider. Here are a few of the most important things to look for when buying a kitchen floor:

FLOOR STYLE

This is the first thing most people think about when they begin selecting their floors. What is going to look good with everything else in your house?  Maybe you have an open floor plan and you want hardwood floors to flow throughout your first floor, or maybe you want to choose something entirely different.  Either way, when it comes to style, the options are endless.

COMFORT

Floor comfort is a very important thing to take into consideration for the kitchen.  Since you are going to be spending a significant amount of time standing in this room, you will want to select a floor material that is comfortable under your feet.

DURABILITY

As previously mentioned, kitchens are a high-traffic area.  The flooring needs to be able to withstand daily wear and tear.  The likelihood of dropping dishes and pans, and spilling food and drinks is very high. Your floors need to be able to survive that.

EASY TO CLEAN

Very few people enjoy spending countless hours cleaning their kitchen.  You will want to choose a product that is easy to clean and maintain.

Best Types Of Flooring For Kitchens

There is a pretty wide range of flooring that is suitable for use in your kitchen. Once you determine which factors are most important to you, we can help you narrow down your selections.  Here is a look at the best types of flooring for kitchens.

TILE FLOORING 

Tile is one of the most versatile options for kitchen flooring with wide varieties of sizes, colors, designs, and textures.  Tile is a very strong, durable option.  Read below for some of the different types of tile flooring options.

Travertine Tile

Travertine is a natural limestone created by hot mineral spring deposits and it is mined all over the world. The locations of the limestone and the composition of the rock make color and pattern variations that are unique with every tile. Travertine is a naturally porous stone but stone sealants are applied for better performance and to bring out the rich textured qualities of each stone.

Marble

Marble is THE classic floor tile as it has been used for floors throughout history. Marble floors are extremely durable due to their hard composition and come in a brilliant array of colors, patterns, and shade variations. These variations do make it hard to match tiles if new tiles are needed from a different batch, so it is important to have a few extra tiles should repairs be needed.

Wood Look Tile

Wood look tile is quickly becoming a Lancaster County favorite. These ceramic and porcelain tiles have the warm textures and color of wood and the durability and easy maintenance of ceramic tile. If you have not seen wood look tiles, then it is time you did.

Porcelain/Ceramic

Porcelain and Ceramic tile is the most popular tile variety. Tiles are made from various clay materials and fired in a kiln. Ceramic tiles can be coated or uncoated, though most ceramic tile floors in Lancaster County are coated. Since ceramic tile is manufactured, it comes in a wide range of shapes and colors for almost every room type. Although the hardness of the tile may need to be considered for areas where you will be standing for long periods of time.

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Manufacturers that we offer: Adex USA, Akdo, Amerian Olean, Anatolia Canada, Arleystone, Arvex, Bellavita, Cleft Stone, Colorker from Spain, Crossville, Dal Tile, Dolce Vita, Elon Tile, Florida Tile, Florium USA, Glazzio, Happy Floors, Jeffery Court, Lunada Bay, Marazzi, Marble Systems, Marca Carona, MSI International, Oceanside, Stone Partnership, Vallelunga Italy, Zen Paradise…ETC.

HARDWOOD FLOORING

Hardwood flooring is a great option for a kitchen, especially if you have an open floor plan and want the flooring to flow from room to room. It is a great way to bring natural beauty and warmth into your home, and it looks great with painted cabinets.  Wood floors are very easy to clean and maintain, although you will want to make sure that you wipe up any spills quickly.

One of the beautiful things about hardwood floors is that it is a natural product.  There are many different species that offer different graining patterns.  Wood can also be stained or painted, and the texture can be altered.  The surface texture of wood can be altered with hand-scrapping or wire-brushing.  Finish techniques include the more common urethane or aluminum oxide coating and now, a hard oil/wax finish.   

Dark wood of a kitchen floor example of wood kitchen flooring product photo of wood kitchen flooring

Wood Flooring Manufacturers that we offer:American Guild, Anderson, Armstrong, Carolina Mountain, Chesapeake Hardwood, Duchateau, Indusparquet, L&M, Marcello, Mirage, Mohawk, Mullican, Q-Wood, Shaw, Triangulo, Wickham

 

LUXURY VINYL TILE

Luxury Vinyl Tile, or LVT, is a great alternative option when you want the look of hardwood, but are maybe concerned about the use of hardwood in your kitchen, or when you want the look of tile, but you do not want the cold/hard surface that tile offers.

LVT is a very comfortable flooring option.  It has better heat retention than ceramic tile, making it warmer underfoot, it is next in line for sound absorption after carpet, it is resistant to water damage (because its vinyl), and it is easy to clean.

Modern techniques allow LVT to beautifully reproduce the look of stone, wood, and ceramic tile.  In most cases, it is very hard to tell the difference between vinyl and the real thing!

Fairly new to the world of LVT, is the water-proof core (you will sometimes see this referred to as WPC).  The water-proof core products make for great applications in basements, bathrooms, and of course, kitchens!

kitchen scene with luxury vinyl tile product image of wood look luxury vinyl tile flooring product image of luxury vinyl tile flooring

Luxury Vinyl Tile Manufacturers that we offer: Armstrong, Beauflor, Congoleum, CoreTEC, Du Château, Earthwerks, Mannington, Shaw

Kitchen Flooring Brands We Carry:

Tile Flooring

Adex USA

Akdo

Amerian Olean

Anatolia Canada

Arleystone

Arvex

Bellavita

Cleft Stone

Colorker from Spain

Crossville

Dal Tile

Dolce Vita

Elon Tile

Florida Tile

Florium USA

Glazzio

Happy Floors

Jeffery Court

Lunada Bay

Marazzi

Marble Systems

Marca Carona

MSI International

Oceanside

Stone Partnership

Vallelunga Italy

Zen Paradise

and More!

Hardwood Flooring

American Guild

Anderson, Armstrong

Carolina Mountain

Chesapeake Hardwood

Duchateau

Indusparquet

L&M

Marcello

Mirage

Mohawk

Mullican

Q-Wood

Shaw

Triangulo

Wickham

Luxury Vinyl Tile

Armstrong

Beauflor

Congoleum

CoreTEC

Du Château

Earthwerks

Mannington

Shaw