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How to Choose the Ideal Kitchen Flooring

As one of the most used areas in a house, kitchens go through a lot. They are exposed to a range of temperatures and the floors acquire a lot of traffic from kids and pets running around. Not to mention, kitchen floors go through hot water spills, food spills, and sharp objects stabbing the floor throughout the years. So it goes without saying that kitchen floors need to be tough. Now, if you are thinking about what type of flooring you should choose for your kitchen remodel in Coeur d’Alene, ID you need to put a lot of consideration into your choices. And we are here to help you with that. Featured below are some kitchen flooring materials you can choose from.

Hardwood Flooring

When it comes to flooring options, hardwood flooring is an all-time favorite as it gives your space a timeless classic look while also being durable enough to withstand water spills, vigorous kids, and pets. When properly maintained, it can even last a lifetime. This makes it the most common choice for kitchen remodels in Coeur d’Alene, ID and other places as well. Just make sure to keep an eye out for plumbing leaks or spills because if you don’t clean it up right away, the wood will absorb the spills and leave stains. The worst-case scenario is that the hardwood can rot if the leak goes unnoticed for a long time.

There are two types of hardwood flooring:

Engineered Hardwood

This is cheaper than actual solid wood. It is made up of three to ten layers of wood called “plies”. For added stability, these are glued together in a cross-ply construction.

Solid Wood

This is the more expensive one because it is made up of one solid piece of wood that is milled from lumber.

Ceramic Tile

This is also a common choice for kitchens since this material comes in a variety of colors, styles, and even shapes. It is not only easy to clean, but it is also durable and affordable, making it a great option for households with children. This type of flooring can be installed in stone or porcelain types, depending on what look you are going for. The difference between the two is that stone tiles will have more of a flat look while porcelain tiles will be shinier. Both are appealing in their own way so you just have to choose which fits your preferences best.

Laminate Flooring

This type of flooring’s main edge over wood and tile flooring is its cost-effectiveness. Laminate flooring is durable and affordable, although there are more expensive options available. It is also stain-and-scratch-resistant which makes it a great option for busier kitchens. However, you should check how steamy the room can get before buying. When buying this type of flooring, it is better to choose higher-end laminate which can give a very convincing tile or wood effect. It even has stone looks, grain finishes, embossing, and beveled edges.

If you are not sure which type of flooring to choose, call us at Gallagher Construction and we will help you pick the best option for your home, your vision, and your budget. Choose us for your kitchen remodeling project in Coeur d’Alene, ID today and we can guarantee that you will be satisfied with our results.