Kitchen Remodel – Wood or Ceramic Floors

When a homeowner does a complete kitchen remodel, they will normally put down a new floor. There are many options for a kitchen floor but two of the more popular ones are wood and ceramic floors. The question is which one would be the best for my kitchen. Both floors have their good and bad points so many times it comes down to which the homeowner prefers.

Wooden floors for a kitchen remodel

If you have wooden cabinets in your kitchen this type of flooring is the obvious choice and will complement the dark colors on the ceiling and walls and the lightening. They will add the aesthetic feel of the room and the surface are less slippery and will give you a better grip when walking on them in your sock feet. With wood floorings, you can choose unfinished wood flooring that you will have to sand after you install it or have it pre-finished. One disadvantage in using wood for the floors in the kitchen you need to remember that the changes in temperature in the kitchen can result in the wood contracting and expanding. It does require care and maintenance. To make sure that the floor is kept free from dirt and accumulated food ingredients you will need to sweep, vacuum, and damp mop the floors every couple of days. There are many different wood types of flooring you can get from simple to elaborate. Having a wooden floor in your kitchen will give it a rich classy look.

Ceramic floors for a kitchen remodel

If you have granite countertops having ceramic flooring is commonly used. Using ceramic flooring offers you many options. For example, you can have tiles that have an unglazed or glazed finish and come in three sizes. The generally range in sizes from twelve to eighteen inches square. It is recommended that you use twelve-inch tiles if you have a small kitchen because these small tiles will make your kitchen appear more spacious. They require little maintenance other than

There are different tiles you can choose for your kitchen remodel flooring. Many people prefer mosaic tiles, which come in a variety of patterns and come in unglazed or glazed. They are able to resist moisture and are durable. Another popular kitchen floor tile is quarry tiles. They do need to be regularly and come in tones of gray, brown, and red. Being porous they are susceptible to dirt and stains, which cannot be easily removed. Another popular ceramic tile that is used in kitchen remodel are porcelain tiles, which are easy to maintain and clean and very durable.

Whichever kitchen remodel flooring you choose make sure that it enhances your kitchen and looks good.