You walk into your kitchen and look down at the floor. You do not remember it looking old and tired. It seems dull and discolored. Maybe there are cracks and tears in it. You may be looking at new flooring options soon. There will many in which to choose. Here are some that might be of interest to you.
Linoleum is a usually a one-piece application. Although it may appear simple, it is not easy to install properly. It is inexpensive. However, its installation cost make it similar to other options, cost wise.
Linoleum will last a very long time. This makes it very cost effective. If properly installed, good linoleum can last for forty years. Do you plan to be in your home for many years. Linoleum will be a good investment.
You can buy environmentally friendly linoleum. It is manufactured from all natural material. You can also have a protective coating put on your floor, at installation. This will make it easy to clean and resistant to staining. Its natural beauty will stay in tact, for a long time. Did you accidentally spill food from your Zojirushi rice cooker? You should have no problem cleaning it up.
Vinyl tile flooring
Vinyl tile is one of the good values in flooring today. This tile is made from layers. If your vinyl has a layer that has protective film, it will be very tough. It will clean easily and resist abrasions and scuffs. You might need to move your dining room furniture set to the kitchen, temporarily. This should not scuff the flooring.
The no-wax tile does not have the same protections that the protective film tiles have. The thicker the tile, the stronger it will be. This will be due to more layers of construction. Vinyl tile does not have the long wear feature of linoleum. It also may not increase your home’s value.
You may think that laminate is not a good choice for kitchens. Many types of laminate work well in kitchens today. They have a construction of several layers. This makes them strong and resistant to gouges. Did you accidentally drop your hand mixer on your floor? It should not damage anything.
Laminate can have an image design layer. This can reproduce nearly any image. It can look like stone or wood. This makes a very popular option.
Maybe it is time for a new kitchen floor. Prices for vinyl tile, linoleum, and laminate may be similar. You have a wide price range for each product. Vinyl will be the cheapest. Linoleum will be next. Laminate will cost the most, as a rule. You can have durability and easy to clean surfaces on all three. Make sure that you check out all of your options, when you shop.