There are many different options that you could use for kitchen floor covering. Choosing the best option for your kitchen can provide an immediate impact on the overall look of the room. Here are a few of the best kitchen floor covering ideas to consider.
Ceramic tile is one of the most commonly used flooring surfaces in a kitchen area. Ceramic tile can provide you with a very durable floor and a number of different design options. You can accomplish many different looks with a ceramic tile floor and it is completely customizable. You can install it with a pattern and in a number of different sizes and colors. You can usually get ceramic tile for a reasonable price. However, if you have someone else install it for you, the installation will usually be pricey. Installing tile is a very involved process without any room for error.
Porcelain tile is very similar to ceramic tile except that it provides you with a few more benefits. For one thing, porcelain is much denser than ceramic. This means that it is less likely to crack or chip when something is dropped on it. In a kitchen, you will periodically drop things, and porcelain can provide you with a little peace of mind compared to ceramic. You can also get porcelain that is the same color all the way through the material. This means that if it does chip or crack you may not be able to see any difference because the color is the same underneath the top layer. This is not the case with ceramic tile. Be prepared to pay more for porcelain as compared to ceramic because it is a better material.
One of the most popular flooring options and kitchens today is sheet vinyl. Vinyl has come a long ways over the last few years and looks better than ever. Many new vinyls look so realistic that you cannot tell the difference between vinyl and the real thing. You can get vinyl that looks like hardwood, tile, stone, and nearly anything else that you can think of. A good grade of vinyl can also be very durable and withstand a high amount of traffic and use. Vinyl is going to be less expensive than tile and the installation is a lot easier. The main drawback with this type of flooring is that it comes in rolls and is not ideal for every room layout. In some rooms, you may be looking at a lot of waste.
Vinyl planks are another flooring option that you may want to consider for your kitchen. Vinyl planks eliminate the problem with buying too much waste because you can install only what you need. Many vinyl planks can even be installed in a floating manner which eliminates the need to spread messy adhesive all over the floor. This is one of the fastest-growing segments of the flooring market today.