Three Reasons To Go Ahead And Put Laminate Flooring In Your Kitchen

Posted on: 26 February 2018

Whether you're building a new home or remodeling your kitchen, there are many options to choose from when it comes to deciding what kind of flooring to put in your kitchen. Because some people feel that water and laminate don't mix, they would never choose laminate flooring for the kitchen. However, here are three reasons to go ahead and put laminate flooring in your kitchen.

It's Easy to Clean

The kitchen is a high-traffic area, and because of that you want flooring that is easy to clean. This is one big advantage of laminate flooring. Basically all it takes to clean this type of floor is either a damp rag or a dust mop. You don't ever want to use wax on your laminate flooring, and when using a cleaning solution, simply apply it to the cloth instead of the flooring. Other things you'll want to keep in mind when cleaning your flooring is to wipe up spills immediately and avoid using pine-scented cleaners.

It's Visually Appealing

Laminate flooring simply looks better than other types of flooring, such as vinyl sheet flooring or linoleum. Also, if you love the look of natural hardwood flooring, laminate flooring is a great substitute, as it replicates both the style and visual appeal of hardwood. If you are looking for a type of flooring that is visually appealing and that matches with the rest of your kitchen decor, you'll be able to choose from a wide variety of faux wood that is available in the following styles and colors: 

  • Sterling Oak
  • Barnwood Pine
  • Marion Walnut
  • Reclaimed Barnwood
  • Saratoga Hickory

If you prefer tiled laminate flooring that resembles natural stone, there are many color and style choices for this as well. 

It's Cost Effective

If the cost of flooring is one of the most important factors, going with laminate is a cost-effective solution. This type of flooring is relatively inexpensive, compared to hardwood flooring. In most instances, laminate flooring can cost anywhere from $.50 to $3 per square foot. Compare this to hardwood flooring which typically costs up to $12 per square foot. This does not cover the cost of installation, but if you can use a table saw, you might be able to install your own flooring, which can drastically reduce your flooring costs.

As you can see, while you may need to take some precautions when it comes to installing laminate flooring in your kitchen, it can still be a great option.


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