How to choose the best kitchen flooring?
There are many questions that need to be answered to make the best choice for kitchen flooring. Here are some tips that may help:
Many homes may have the daily bustle of pets and shoes on their flooring and want flooring that is more resilient to the wear and tear. While being resilient, you also want a flooring that will be nonslip, so that adults or children aren’t slipping. Animals, like dogs, can scratch up the surface of the flooring with their nails and cause damage over time, so having a floor with superior wear resistance will be key. Do not be fooled by flooring that appears to be wear resistant, as many solid wood flooring can be easily scratched. A positive to hardwood flooring is that if the hardwood flooring is scratched it can be easily sanded out as a solution.
Another reason to own resilient kitchen floors is that the kitchen is home to many things like spills, and heat. Even if you don’t have pets scratching your flooring, having a resilient surface that will mitigate the damage caused by these incidents is a good investment. Moisture getting onto some flooring can cause warping over time and damage flooring as well. Because of these concerns choosing the best flooring for your kitchen can seem daunting, and that is why you can always ask for help from Golden Elite Flooring in Montreal, Quebec, Canada for all your flooring needs.
Sometimes we can find ourselves in the kitchen doing chores or tasks for many hours in a day. If this is the case with you, you might highly reap the benefit of having comfortable flooring options. Certain types of flooring can be uncomfortable to stand on such as tile flooring. If you are looking for a flooring type that can reduce leg fatigue and are most comfortable for your feet, wood flooring is king. Though, regardless of your choice, a good rubber or plush mat can also provide a great relief to foot and leg fatigue.
If you find yourself having to clean up a lot of messes in the kitchen, you know how hard it can get depending on the flooring. Having wine spill on a surface that is not stain resilient will leave you with a stain on your flooring that will either take a lot of time to remove, or not be removable by cleaning alone. Another reason to consider the ease of cleaning is that food spills can happen a lot over time in the kitchen and make the floor grimy. Having a flooring that’s easy to clean will make dealing with those mistakes a lot less upsetting.
Having a concept or idea of what style your kitchen is going for is a big help at making your kitchen the vivid focal point it plays in your life. Consider the size of the kitchen and the existing colours. Bringing a few colour samples, textures and patterns with you to the flooring place can really help with selecting a flooring that will compliment your kitchen. If you struggle to decide on a design concept you can always have one of the flooring experts at Golden Elite Flooring in Montreal, Quebec, Canada help you out.
With those other tips in mind, here is what you need to know about the popular different types of flooring available.
Hardwood kitchen floors tend to be the first choice for most, as they have many positives going for them as an option. The classic beauty of the hardwood flooring never goes out of style and is pretty resilient to many things a kitchen has to throw at it. Many people can appreciate the beauty of the natural patterns on the boards and how they seamlessly envelope a room. Hardwood isn’t the most comfortable to stand on for long periods of time so using a mat for comfort will help anyone that’s standing in the kitchen for long periods. The surface is very tough and can last a lifetime if treated right. Unfortunately, high heels and pet claws can still cause damage to the surface. Also water left on the surface and extreme exposure to sunlight can cause some wood types to warp. Another benefit of hardwood is that it can easily be cleaned as long as spills are wiped up immediately and no oil based solutions, or abrasive cleaners, are used.
Some Hardwood products in Golden Elite Deco, Montreal, Canada
Laminate kitchen floors offer what hardwood cant in regards to resilience to pet nails and stains. Another positive is that it replicates the look of hardwood with a lower price tag. With it not being real hardwood, it cannot be sanded if there is damage done to the surface, and doesn’t offer the same worn look over time that hardwood can. Some high end laminate flooring is so well made it can be very difficult to distinguish if its hardwood or not. This is a great choice for you if you need something that can take more damage and is cheaper. The instillation of laminate flooring is easy and quick and typically mess free. Due to it not being real wood the maintenance of the flooring is just basic cleaning as it requires no oils or wax.
Some Laminate products in Golden Elite Deco, Montreal, Canada
Buy any kitchen flooring in our three Golden Elite Deco shops located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada:
Montreal's West Island Warehouse and Showroom:
88 boul. Brunswick
D.D.O., Qc H9B 2C5
Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm
Saturday - Sunday 10am - 5pm
*Warehouse pickups: Monday to Friday 9am to 4:45pm, Sat 10am to 4:45pm
*Deliveries not available on Saturday or Sunday
South Shore Showroom:
3929 boul. Taschereau
Saint-Hubert, Qc J4T 2G5
Monday - Friday 10am - 6pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 10am - 5pm
515 Boulevard Curé-Labelle (corner Boul. Dagenais O.)
Fabreville, QC H7P 2P5
Monday - Friday 10am - 6pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 10am - 5pm
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