At Floor Coverings International, we carry a wide range of attractive and durable flooring options including hardwood, carpet, stone, and tile.  When it comes to helping our clients find the right flooring for their home or commercial space, we are dedicated to understanding your unique needs and then matching you to the perfect flooring.

So, when it comes to choosing the best flooring for the kitchen, we combine our flooring expertise with exceptional customer service and a keen understanding that your needs are paramount in finding the perfect fit.  Today, we’re going to take a bit of time to discuss different flooring options for the kitchen and some of the factors you need to consider before choosing your kitchen flooring.

Kitchens are a busy space in your home or office.  Not only do kitchens tend to see a lot of traffic, they are also subjected to a lot of abuse in the way of spills and general exposure to moisture.  Accordingly, it is important to choose flooring that is durable, but that shouldn’t come at the expense of style.  Fortunately, there are many kitchen flooring options in a range of materials, colours, and textures that allow you to find a practical solution that also looks great.

In addition to durability and style, you also want to consider comfort, cleaning, and budget when deciding which flooring is best for your kitchen.  Comfort is a key factor that can often be overlooked, particularly in the kitchen where you spend extended periods of time on your feet.  Tile or concrete flooring tends to be less forgiving and this can translate to discomfort in your feet, knees, and hips.  Floors that have some natural give (such as wood or resilient floors) are easier on your bones.  You can even consider investing in some anti-fatigue mats that can be strategically placed where you tend to stand more often – think the sink and your food preparation station!

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Cleaning is also important which is one of the main reasons carpet is not a good choice for kitchens.  There’s no denying it – spills, dirt, and food debris is likely to get onto kitchen floors, so you want to choose a flooring that is easily maintained as well as resistant to stains and water damage.  Laminate flooring is a common option in kitchens for a reason.

Finally, cost will likely be a driving force in your choice for flooring.  On the more affordable end of the spectrum you’ll find very attractive vinyl flooring options that are practical as well.  Tile, hardwood, and limestone are also good choices for the demands of the kitchen, but they tend to be more expensive.  When you’re working with a flooring expert at Floor Coverings International, we can help you choose the right floor at the right price so that your kitchen looks great today and well into the future!