If you are looking to update your kitchen or renovate your space, few decisions are as important as the design and look of your new floor. Choosing the right flooring for your space can be a difficult decision. Everything from the material to the finish and design can make a huge impact on the overall look of your kitchen. Making the right decision on materials and colors will help you set the stage for a truly breathtaking and unique kitchen. If you are looking for inspiration or want to get help from the kitchen design experts, contact the expert team here at Hantel Kitchens & Baths today.
Establishing Your Needs
In order to make the most of your kitchen space and build a kitchen that will stand the test of time, you need to establish your needs for your space. If you have kids or pets, you need a flooring option that will stand up to the abuse of paws, claws, and spills. Certain materials will fit your aesthetic wants, but may not hold up to the stresses that pets and children can put on your floors. If you want floors that will stand up to any abuse you throw at them, here are a few beautiful options.
Hardwood is more expensive than its manufactured counterparts, but that initial cost will pay for itself over your floor’s lifespan. Manufactured options like linoleum and vinyl may have the same look and feel of hardwood, but they cannot be refinished. When hardwood gets worn down or scratched, you can easily repair the issue by refinishing the surface. By refinishing your hardwood, your floor can last for decades or even centuries, looking beautiful through it all.
If you love the look and feel of hardwood but want extra durability, bamboo is perfect for you. Bamboo is as harder than most hardwoods and can grow at a much faster rate. This strength mixed with the increased growth rate makes bamboo flooring beautiful, durable, and environmentally friendly.
Tile Vs Wood Flooring
Everyone’s design aesthetic is different, and depending on your kitchen’s overall look, you will probably find yourself deciding between wood and tile flooring. Both materials offer a wide variety of benefits and color options. Wood is easier on your knees and joints whereas tile is nearly indestructible and requires almost no maintenance. And there are tile options that mimic the look of wood flooring, for the best of both worlds.
Both hardwood and tile flooring will last for years and will look beautiful, but the wide variety of colors and styles offered by each of these materials will lend themselves better to certain color schemes. The most beautiful and striking kitchen designs unify the color scheme from everything from cabinets to countertops and flooring. Darker cabinets are complimented by dark flooring, even with intricate designs like herringbone or custom patterns. Lighter cabinets, on the other hand, work well with grey or darker stains, allowing the cabinets to really stand out in your design.
No matter what design you have in mind, the expert team here at Hantel Kitchens & Baths can help you design the kitchen of your dreams. Over the past 40 years, we have built and designed thousands of classic, modern, and overall beautiful kitchens in Tennessee. Contact our elite design team to start designing the kitchen you have always wanted today.