Thousands of homeowners in the United States renovate their homes each year (more than 40,000 in 2019, according to the 2020 U.S. Houzz & Home Study: Renovation Trends study). If you’re planning a kitchen remodel this year, you’re probably wondering which flooring options are best.
Whether you are still considering your options or chomping at the bit to get started, this article will help you compare flooring types for kitchen remodels in Texas.
What Does the Best Kitchen Flooring Option Look Like?
Have you noticed how many different types of flooring are available today? Dozens of natural stone and tile options, plus hardwood, vinyl, laminate, carpet — the list goes on and on. On top of that, retailers shout about how their solutions are the best! Best value, best color, best installation, best return on investment, best variety. But what does “best” really mean?
According to an online dictionary, “best” means “of the most excellent, effective, or desirable type or quality.” At Hiltons Flooring, we agree with that definition but also think you must go further. The very best flooring option for your kitchen remodel, based on our many years of offering flooring solutions in Arlington, TX, is one that fits your lifestyle and budget perfectly while adding value, beauty, and functionality to your home.
Tile & Stone Kitchen Flooring
If you love the beauty and design flexibility tile and natural stone offer, you’ll be happy to know there are many options. Here are three stone and tile options that we think are terrific to use in any kitchen.
This natural stone is excellent if you have young children who love to bang on the floor beneath your feet while you’re cooking. Granite is strong and stands up to years of heavy traffic and the occasional pounding by little hands. It is also scratch and moisture resistant.
Because they are slip-resistant, glass tiles are great for seniors who may be more likely to fall. The tiles never fade and do not require special care to prevent chemical, mold, or stain buildup.
A great choice that is extremely durable and resists scratches during daily use.
Laminate Kitchen Flooring Solutions for Your Arlington Home
Laminate flooring is a very popular solution for Arlington homeowners. Here are three reasons why laminate is a top choice.
Laminate is usually less expensive than stone or tile, and it is very durable, so you can expect to get years of service for your investment.
Less disruption during renovation
Since laminate snaps together above existing flooring, there is typically no construction mess during a dismantle-and-replace job. No glue means no chemical orders in the air, and there is no cure time, which means no waiting. You can use your floor immediately after the installation crew leaves.
Looks like more expensive flooring options
Laminate flooring can be made to mimic any flooring — hardwood, tile, concrete, stone, mosaic — because its look comes from a photograph that rests between the top layer and the high-density fiberboard that gives the floor durability and strength.
Hardwood Flooring: Cork, Solid Hardwood & Engineered Hardwood
Hardwood flooring in the kitchen, depending on the style and wood species you choose, adds warmth, elegance, charm, and long-lasting beauty. The most popular hardwood flooring solutions for kitchen remodels are birch, hickory, maple, and oak. Pine and walnut will work, but both of these wood species may be more susceptible to damage with daily use and heavy traffic because they are softer.
Colors, styles, wood grains, and other features vary depending on which brand of flooring you choose. We offer a wide selection of hardwood flooring solutions and will be happy to help you choose the best for your space. When you’re ready to plan your kitchen renovation, Hiltons Flooring is here to help you explore the best flooring solutions for your family. Remember, the best flooring demands professional installation. Call us at 817-910-7758 or visit our showroom in Arlington, TX, to get started.