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The 5 Most Popular Kitchen Flooring Choices

The kitchen has become the heart of the modern house, not just a cooking area but also a gathering place for family and guests as well as a focal point for activity. With so much going on in today’s kitchen, it’s critical that the floor can endure heavy foot traffic as well as all of the spills and splatters that will occur.It also has to be appropriate for your own style and fit within your budget. These criteria may be hard to reconcile, so we developed a checklist to assist you in choosing only the finest kitchen flooring for your family. Continue reading to discover the most important features of a kitchen floor and which alternatives meet the requirements.

Critical Criteria

When purchasing flooring, keep the following points in mind:

  • Durability: Choose flooring that can withstand frequent spills and stains without fading, as well as falls from hot skillets without harm.
  • Water-resistance: Your kitchen is a “semi-wet” environment, so the flooring you select should not be harmed by the occasional spilled glass of juice.
  • Scrubbable: Messes always seem to end up on the floor, so the ideal kitchen flooring is one that’s simple to maintain.
  • Design-friendly: When it comes down to it, you want your kitchen to look just as good as the rest of your house. With today’s flooring choices, you may have a lovely kitchen floor that is also durable.   There is a wide range of flooring materials available from which to choose. The following five flooring alternatives top the most popular selections in contemporary kitchens. When designing your kitchen upgrade, start here and you’ll be certain to discover one that fits your demands.

Sheet Vinyl

Pros: It’s light, comfortable, and affordable. It’s also water-resistant, scrubbable, and pleasant to walk on.

Cons: Depressions may be formed in the floor by heavy appliances (which can be avoided with coasters placed beneath appliance legs).

Sheet vinyl has been around for decades and has improved considerably. There are no seams where water may seep down to the subflooring since it is available in a huge sheet rather than tiny stick-down tiles. Sheet vinyl provides wall-to-wall waterproof floor protection, which is always beneficial in active kitchens that experience a lot of spills.

In the winter, vinyl flooring does not become cold, so it’s pleasant underfoot all year. It’s also simple to maintain since sweeping and mopping with an all-purpose vinyl floor cleaner on a regular basis is sufficient.

Vinyl wall coverings are available in a range of designs and colors. The higher the vinyl quality, the more durable it is and the more costly it is. Because the vinyl sheet must be flawlessly cut to fit the room’s dimensions and then carefully glued and rolled with a strong press to eliminate air pockets, professional installation is recommended.

Porcelain Tile

Pros: Extremely sturdy, waterproof, stain-proof, and suited for high-traffic spaces

Cons: To avoid stains, seal the grout on a regular basis.

Porcelain tile is quite durable. Though similar to ceramic, porcelain is fired at a higher temperature, making it stronger and more resistant to harm. It comes in a number of different sizes and shapes, from six-inch squares to 18-inch planks that resemble hardwood. When wet, porcelain may be slippery, and it’s extremely hard—glasses and plates that fall on the floor will most likely shatter.

Because porcelain tile is hefty and adds a lot of weight to the equation, it’s usually not advised for a second-story floor. If you have doubts about whether your floor system is suitable for installing the tile, contact an engineer or a reputable tile setter. It’s best to leave this job to the professionals unless you’re familiar with tiling. Porcelain requires a special type of underlayment and thin-set mortar to install.

The grout between the tiles should be sealed every three to four years with a grout sealer to minimize stains, as the porcelain tile is simple to clean with an all-purpose floor cleaner and a wet mop.

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Engineered Vinyl Plank (EVP)

Pros: It’s waterproof, easy to install, and it looks and feels like real hardwood flooring.

Cons: Depressions in the ground may be caused by heavy equipment.

Engineered vinyl planks (EVP), which are one of the newest flooring materials on the market, are receiving a lot of attention. The planks, which appear to be hardwood, are completely waterproof and resemble hardwood. A luxurious vinyl layer is applied to the top of the plank, adhered to a waterproof core that’s slightly cushioned for added softness underfoot.

EVP planks are connected to one another through snap technology, similar to other manufactured flooring (laminate or floating flooring). The planks do not attach directly to the subfloor; instead, they connect via snaps, making DIY installation possible. E-Vent Planking, unlike many flooring alternatives such as sheet vinyl or tile, may be applied directly over existing tile, concrete, or linoleum.

The disadvantage of EVP is that it isn’t as durable as porcelain—and moving a big refrigerator across its surface might scratch it, so be careful when moving heavy equipment. It’s also simple to maintain because simply use a mop dampened with cleanser.

Stone Tile

Pros: Non-slip surface with a natural, one-of-a-kind atmosphere (no two tiles are identical)

Cons: Acrylic resin may be costly, and stains easily.

Hiring a professional tile setter is strongly advised due to the different underlayment and thin set mortar required. Even minor variations in the mortar’s thickness or incorrect product usage might result in stone tiles coming loose.Natural stone tile is a traditional option that adds beauty to any kitchen and, unlike manufactured tiles, it’s mostly non-slip due to its semi-porous surface. Depending on the kind of stone you select, you may choose from a variety of natural tan, gray, crimson, and brown earth tones. The most popular types of stone available in flooring tiles are as follows:

  • Travertine has a smooth, non-slip surface and comes in light-to-medium earth tones.
  • Marble is a very hard stone that can be polished to a high sheen. When wet, it can become slippery. Marble comes in a variety of hues, including green, brown, gray, and near-black with pink, red, gold, and burgundy veining.

Slate is a fantastic kitchen flooring option for a variety of reasons, but in particular because it’s slip-resistant and long-lasting. It comes in five hues, including blue, gray, red, and orange tones with lovely veining in the same colors.

Granite tile is very durable and resistant to scratches, making it an excellent choice for high-traffic areas. It’s available in a variety of deep grays, black, tans, and mottled whites. Granite is scratch-resistant and can be polished to a high shine, but the higher the sheen, the greater the slip factor.

Cleaning natural stone tiles is as easy as ABC because they are available in two-inch squares for a mosaic effect and in up to 18-inch squares for a more streamlined design. Clean your stone tile floor with a wet mop and soapy water. To keep the floor looking young, seal it every two to four years according to the tile manufacturer’s recommendations.


Pros: Underfoot comfort is aided by the budget-friendly, DIY-friendly design, as well as a warm, cushioned feel.

Cons: Can be damaged by large objects.

Cork flooring is a relatively new product in the flooring market, and it’s quickly becoming a popular choice for people looking for a warm, soft floor at an affordable price. Cork tiles are easy to install; you can either peel and stick them or glue them down.

This flooring, which is composed of ground-up cork blended with resins and then compressed into hard tiles, comes in a variety of gray, tan, and brown tones. Cork flooring, while capable of sinking under the weight of heavy equipment over time, will eventually return to its original form. The flooring is made of cork, which has a soft and springy feel underfoot. It reduces sound transmission, making it a good option for homes with a living space beneath the kitchen. Cork flooring is stain-resistant but not stain-proof. Wine that isn’t immediately mopped up might leave a mark, but one of the nice things about cork is that it can be sanded down and stained then sealed again, which makes it very easy to restore.

Because cork can get discolored from direct sunlight, keep it covered with drapes or blinds to prevent this from occurring. Clean-up is straightforward; spills should be dealt with right away and the floor mopped with soap when necessary. To remove any extra moisture, finish by wiping the floor with a clean, dry microfiber mop.

How To Prepare For A Kitchen Floor Replacement

Installing a new floor in your kitchen may totally transform the appearance of the area. The right floor will improve the usefulness of your house while also appealing to potential purchasers. However, you must first prepare before removing the old flooring and installing the new. You’ve probably seen or heard of a lot of wood floors that have been installed in kitchens. Are you having trouble deciding which flooring to use? Here’s a step-by-step guide to what you should do before putting down your floors:

Select Four Flooring

The type of flooring you choose will have an effect on the preparations you’ll need to make before doing a renovation. If you’re putting down new hardwood, for example, you’ll need to get rid of the old ones. Vinyl flooring, on the other hand, may allow you to avoid this step because it can be placed over existing ones.

Contact A Contractor

Get quotes from several professionals in your region and choose the best one for the job. Having a contractor waiting to install your new flooring is an excellent idea since it will give you estimates for timeliness and help you prepare for what lies ahead. If you’re going with DIY methods, this isn’t something you’ll have to do.

Measure And Order

To figure out how much material you’ll need, measure your kitchen to see how much material you’ll require. To guarantee that your measurements are correct, measure several times as a competent carpenter would.

It is a good idea to order somewhat beyond the quantity required to cover your kitchen. You’ll have extra parts on hand in case you break any during renovation or cut one too large. Since most kitchens aren’t perfect squares, you should also keep some additional flooring on hand for unusual cuts.

In the future, if you’re searching for an inexpensive way to update your kitchen’s flooring tiles or boards, Nalley recommends that you replace them. They’ll also allow you to test cleaners and sealers before putting them in the whole kitchen.

Plan For Waste Removal

Certain goods will not be taken away unless requested by you. Call your local collector to see if they’ll take your old flooring. If not, rent a trash container or make arrangements with a rubbish removal firm. Otherwise, you’ll end up with the ruins of your old flooring.

Clear Out

Remove anything from your kitchen that might get in the way of your project. If you’re also replacing cabinets, make sure to empty all of your kitchen goods out of the room. Remove any dining tables and chairs, as well as stand-alone appliances like refrigerators and dishwashers if you’re simply refinishing the flooring.

Remove all wall decorations, such as photos and mirrors, as well as window drapes to avoid damage. You don’t want to hurt yourself unintentionally while removing the floorboards.

Contain Dust

To protect your house from dust, hang plastic sheets over doorways. Ensure there’s a way out of the kitchen by cutting a vertical hole in one door cover down the middle. To keep dust out, tape up the gap when you’re working. You may also buy clear plastic panels with a zip down the center from your local hardware shop.

Consider putting down plastic sheets or a drop cloth runway in your kitchen, wherever you intend to trash. You may keep your work boots on and not track dust on the flooring or carpet by doing this.

Cover The Basement

Cover everything in your basement with drop cloths if you have one. The pounding and labour you’ll do on your kitchen floor may cause dust and debris to fall from the ceiling of your basement. Covering things up ahead of time will make cleaning them much easier later.

Remove Floors

Now is the time to get rid of the sort of substance on your flooring that you don’t want. Most often, it will mean placing a wedge beneath the floor and pounding against it to pop up the tile, wood, vinyl, or other material. To safeguard your subfloor, work horizontally rather than vertically.

Inspect And Prepare The Subfloor

If your subfloor is in good shape (it’s level and free of fractures or bumps), use a broom and an industrial vacuum to clean it. Any damage should be fixed as soon as possible. Subfloors that are failing or molding should be replaced entirely.

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