Kitchens are often the center of the home, whether we’re relaxing with family or entertaining guests. There’s something about sharing food in a warm, inviting space that brings people together and strengthens emotional ties. How many times have you hosted a party and found that everyone seems to gravitate to the kitchen?
This is one of the big reasons why kitchen renovations are one of the most popular choices for renovation projects. They also provide great ROI if you ever sell your house, as a spacious, functional and beautiful kitchen is one of the spaces potential buyers look at first. While you live in the home, they are an exciting opportunity to improve not only how a space in your home functions, but your lifestyle as well.
When choosing a new kitchen floor, as with all design decision making, you have to think about how you use the space and let that guide your choices. You want to make sure that your new floor is up to the kind of life it’s going to lead.
Unlike our bathroom floors, we spend a lot of time standing and walking on our kitchen floors, and it’s essential to factor that in when making your selection. We stand and chop when we prepare our meals, and we do a lot of walking between the kitchen, sink and stove. When we entertain in our kitchens, there’s always someone standing, plate and drink in hand. In other words, a floor not only has to look good, the comfort factor has to be considered as well.
Kitchen floors are also prone to spills and messes as well, and they need to be easy to clean. If you love to prepare fried foods, floors can get extra messy if oil spatters.
As always, before you invest your money, try before you buy. Borrow a sample and take it home, and see how it will work with the other materials you’re considering for your renovation. If you’re concerned about durability, you can purchase a sample to keep and subject it to any kind of punishment you think necessary.
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