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Kitchen Commotion: What Should You Keep Under Your Feet?

Aside from the bedroom, many people spend a huge chunk of their time in the kitchen. In busy households that have children running about, kitchens are typically the heart of a home, the place to go to have meals with family members, do homework and activities at the table, or spend time chatting with one another. And, although what kind of surfacing is underneath your feet isn’t at the forefront of your mind, it certainly should be! That’s because, in such a busy (and oftentimes messy) area, you’ll likely want a material that can handle everything life throws at it, including food, liquid spills, and watercolor paint!
As such, The Flooring Center and our fantastic showroom experts in Orlando, New Smyrna Beach, and Lake Mary, FL, would like you to think about what surfacing would best suit a kitchen renovation. Without further ado, let’s talk about redesign possibilities!
In areas that see a ton of spills, be it water or other liquids, there’s really no beating waterproof flooring. As it is new on the market thanks to today’s technological advances, many homeowners have no idea that waterproof flooring is even an option. Imagine how much easier your life would be if you had this material under your feet in the kitchen; no more worrying about kitchen sink spills, dropped beverages or food fights. And, since it comes in a wide range of colors, appearances, patterns, and designs, you can select waterproof flooring based on your particular style preferences.
Ceramic or Porcelain Tiles
Another great option for kitchens is ceramic or porcelain tiles. Admittedly, you can really play around with tiles as they come in a vast assortment of sizes, shapes, and cuts, with mosaic designs being a great element of beauty that many homeowners admire. Resistant to liquid spills, tiles do make an excellent choice for the kitchen, and you can have tons of fun finding the perfect pairing of backsplash tiles and surfacing tiles.
Luxury Vinyl Tile
Easy to care for and affordable, don’t overlook luxury vinyl tiles (LVT) just because it sounds like something your grandmother used to have in her kitschy kitchen. Nowadays, LVT comes in high-end brands, capable of visually mimicking the appearance of such materials as stone, wood, and marble. It’s a very practical, budget-friendly alternative for kitchens, when you want something that looks good but won’t break the bank with the price tag. And of course, luxury vinyl is highly resistant to water – a huge bonus!