The ideal flooring for your kitchen should be waterproof and easy to clean, as well as comfortable underfoot and visually appealing. The kitchen is an area where you’ll spend a lot of time on your feet, so be sure to test out which styles you like most! The kitchen is also one of the gathering points of your Avon Lake home, so visual appeal is important.

Floor Coverings International Cleveland West suggests luxury vinyl, hardwood, cork, and porcelain as our top choices for kitchen flooring. Keep reading to discover why these are our favorite kitchen floors.

Hardwood Flooring

Hardwood is durable, low-maintenance, and easy to clean. It’s also one of the most classic and visually appealing options for your kitchen. When properly finished, hardwood flooring is also resilient to water. Just deal with spills as soon as they occur and avoid excessive water when cleaning. However, certain species of hardwood are even naturally waterproof, such as white oak. Hardwood can be less comfortable underfoot than other flooring options, though this lack of softness does come with increased durability.hardwood flooring

Cork Flooring

Cork is comfortable and soft, which makes extended time standing in your kitchen easy on your feet and joints. With a waterproof finish, cork is a perfect flooring for your kitchen. Cork is also easy to clean, similar to hardwood. Avoid lots of water and harsh cleaners to preserve its bright color and natural markings. Stick to sweeping, vacuuming, and damp mopping.

Luxury Vinyl Flooring

Luxury vinyl planks can match the appearance of hardwood, and various other flooring materials. Unlike hardwood, luxury vinyl is typically cheaper as well as softer underfoot. To make luxury vinyl even more comfortable, consider choosing options with padding on the bottom.

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Porcelain Tile

Porcelain is durable and extremely waterproof, making it a long-lasting option for kitchens that see a lot of foot traffic. Porcelain also offers a lot of design flexibility – colors, patterns, textures, and size can all be customized. Porcelain can even be designed to look similar to flooring options that are typically more expensive and more porous (meaning they’re less water-resistant). Since porcelain is a harder surface, mats can be used to provide a soft surface to stand on.

Get Started in Avon Lake Today

To learn more about our various flooring options, give the team at Floor Coverings International Cleveland West a call! We’re happy to find the ideal kitchen flooring for your Avon Lake home. Book a free in-home consultation today! We proudly serve Westlake, Avon Lake, & Avon, OH and surrounding areas.

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