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What Is the Best Type of Flooring for Your Kitchen?


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The kitchen is the heart of the home and where most families spend their time. This room experiences lots of traffic, spills and even the occasional dropped pot. Therefore, your kitchen flooring needs to be strong and resilient.  

But choosing a kitchen floor is a daunting process as there are a variety of flooring types. That’s why Twenty & Oak has put together this list of the best flooring options for your kitchen. 

Laminate Flooring

Many laminate flooring options are water-resistant and easy to maintain, making them perfect for busy households with kids. This flooring option is perfect for home chefs who enjoy cooking and spend lots of time in the kitchen baking or preparing gourmet meals. 

It could be the best flooring for your kitchen, especially if you’re looking for an affordable option. Beauflor’s Hydrana water-resistant laminate is a great option due to the attached pad which helps with it being soft underfoot as well as sound absorption.

Beauflor, Hydrana in Gyant Natural

Sheet Vinyl

Vinyl sheet flooring isn’t what it used to be. In fact, vinyl sheet has had quite the makeover!

Vinyl sheet is easy to install with a loose lay or glue down options. The best part of this flooring type is that it’s also soft and forgiving on sore feet. 

Many vinyl sheet floors are offered in numerous colors and patterns to resemble real stone, including its texture. In fact, a textured vinyl is highly recommended for kitchens to prevent slips. However, seams are inevitable in larger kitchens, which can invite moisture into the subfloor and even trap dirt if not installed correctly.  

Vinyl Flooring 

Vinyl flooring has been around for some time but was perceived as being a lower price and lower quality flooring option. Today, the advancements in technology have made it a durable, long-lasting, and sought after flooring type that is still very affordable. 

Luxury vinyl planks and tiles come in a variety of styles that resemble wood and stone. It is suitable for light commercial applications, which should give you an idea of its durability.

Perfect for busy kitchens, many luxury vinyl planks and tiles styles are water-resistant and stain-resistant. Plus, cleaning it is a breeze with the occasional sweep and mop. 

If you’re looking for the ultimate vinyl flooring that can handle it all, waterproof floors might be the flooring type for you. Not only do waterproof flooring options include a waterproof core, but designs can vary from smooth tile to a rustic hardwood look. Searching for an easy to maintain option? Check out Palmetto Road’s waterproof flooring collection. Need a flooring type that’s extremely durable without compromising its beauty? Browse Metroflor’s Engage Genesis designs and find the perfect style for your kitchen. 


Hardwood Flooring

With the durable and long-lasting sealers and polyurethane finishes available today, hardwood flooring can truly hold its own against a kitchen's everyday use. With these modern finishes, hardwoods are capable of being resistant to moisture more than ever before. However, with the natural quality of hardwoods, you need to be diligent and wipe up spills as they happen.  With proper care, hardwood floors can last for decades in your home. Premium quality UV cured urethane finishes and durable stains are features of all Twenty & Oak hardwood options, providing the surface durability required for busy kitchens. 

Twenty & Oak Flooring Experts
Twenty & Oak Flooring Experts are a team of flooring professionals with over 150 years of combined experience in the industry. They have hands-on experience with all flooring types and bring inside industry know-how to homeowners in the Southeast.