Many people treat their luxury kitchen flooring as an afterthought. They care more about the cabinets, countertops, and appliances than anything else. While those things certainly do matter, your flooring will impact the overall aesthetic of your luxury kitchen. Here, we describe the top three floorings you should consider for your luxury kitchen:
Porcelain tile is beautiful and durable. It looks like ceramic, but since porcelain is fired at higher temperatures, it is stronger and more damage resistant. Not only that, but porcelain is also waterproof and stain resistant. This makes it an excellent option for high-traffic kitchens, as you won’t have to worry about your flooring getting scuffed up. Plus, porcelain comes in a wide variety of sizes, shapes, and colors. However, porcelain does require periodic sealing.
Engineered Vinyl Plank
Engineered vinyl plank (EVP) is the newest thing on the market. EVP looks a lot like hardwood, and even feels like hardwood, but it is completely engineered. As a result, EVP is completely waterproof. This is a huge advantage for kitchens, as who knows how many spills you may have on your kitchen floor. It will also ensure that your kitchen floor is all that much easier to clean. Keep in mind, though, that EVP is not as durable as porcelain, so you may deal with more scratches or indentations.
Finally, there’s stone tile. If you want natural flooring, then this is the option for you. Stone tile is more expensive, but the price is worth it for this stunning, one-of-a-kind flooring. There are many options for stone tile, including travertine, granite, marble, and slate, all of which have various tones and styles. Similar to porcelain, though, you will have to seal your stone tile periodically to ensure it doesn’t get stained or damaged.
Bay Area Kitchens can help you design your luxury kitchen. Call us today at 281-338-2737 to learn more about our services and products.