The kitchen is the center of family life here in North York. As a focal point of your home, your kitchen flooring needs to have the strength and durability to hold up to heavy foot traffic and frequent use. Stain, water, and scratch resistance are among the most important qualities for kitchen flooring. The experts at Floor Coverings International North York have determined the 3 best flooring choices for your kitchen.
Luxury Vinyl Tile
Vinyl has come a long way in recent years. Long thought of as outdated and not particularly stylish, new developments in vinyl have made it one of the best choices for homes. In particular, luxury vinyl tiles are especially attractive for their ability to imitate a wide variety of planks and tile options. High-resolution inkjet printers emboss unique images and textures on each plank in order to mimic more expensive flooring options like hardwood, stone, and high-grade tile. Luxury vinyl tile is particularly wonderful for kitchens because it is water, scratch, and stain resistant—all qualities you need in a good kitchen floor.
Porcelain & Ceramic Tile
Porcelain and ceramic tiles are a timeless choice for kitchen flooring. While square tiles are the classic choice, the options have increased in recent years into a wide range of patterns, shapes, and colors of tile. The tiles are really easy to clean, but the grout lines need extra attention to prevent discoloration.
A popular subset is wood-look tile, which closely resemble hardwood flooring but are actually made of ceramic with realistic imagery printed on each tile. These are another great alternative to real hardwood flooring because like luxury vinyl, wood-look tiles have water & scratch resistance.
Slate stone tiles are great for modern kitchens because they provide great contrast to white appliances and nicely compliment stainless steel appliances. The tone of slate generally ranges from steel grey to almost black, which is great for a minimal kitchen. Slate has the added benefit of keeping your home cool in the warmer months due to its dark color.
Are you interested in installing new kitchen flooring in your North York home? Our experts at Floor Coverings International North York are here to help! Call us today for a complimentary consultation and visit from our mobile showroom. We proudly serve the greater North York, Thornhill, Richmond Hill, Scarborough, and Markham area.