Kitchen Floor Design Ideas
Posted by wpsatuw2 on February 24, 2009
The kitchen is the busiest but often neglected part of the house. Because of much activity, the first part that takes on the beating is the floor. The good thing, however, is that more manufacturers have developed and created materials and designs for just about any kitchen. Here are some of the more popular trends in kitchen floor design.
Concrete flooring is slowly becoming a popular choice for kitchen flooring. This is because concrete is just as durable as other types of flooring. Another reason is its versatility. You can choose from its many colors, designs and textures. And because it absorbs and keeps heat well, you don’t need to turn on the heater, so you save energy. However, this type of flooring is heavier than its counterparts, making it difficult to install. After installation, a sealer must be applied on the surface to protect it from spills and stains. Nevertheless, the beauty of a concrete floor outweighs the cons, so more people would still prefer concrete flooring.
Although laminate flooring has been around for quite sometime, manufacturers have developed better and more attractive laminate flooring designs. It gives a beautiful hardwood appearance at a lower cost. That is why it continues to be among the more popular flooring choices. More people prefer laminate flooring because it is easy to install and maintain. One thing to avoid with laminate flooring, though, is scratching the surface. While most are scratch-resistant, it is still possible to scratch the surface. Once the surface has been scratched, the pieces may then easily chip off, or it may buckle because water and moisture may seep through it. But with proper care, laminate flooring can still go a long way.