Find out about the variety of flooring available to renovate your home.
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Kitchen floors take bidding, yet today’s flooring materials are definitely up to the challenge. Engineer to with stand heavy duty wear and tear and to look beautiful doing it. For starters let’s take a look at the traditional favorite, the hardwoods. Thanks to there high durability and warm natural field hardwood floors continue to have a timeless appeal and kitchens across the country. Oak remains the most popular but other woods like cherry and beautiful imported exotic woods are definitely worth to taking a look at. There is also hardwood Parquet flooring which comes in beautiful mosaic patterns of contrasting colors and grains. You can even buy environmentally friendly woods like bamboo and cork which is made from tree bark. Laminate flooring is easier to install than hardwood floors which is one of the reasons is the fastest growing flooring material around. Another reason is price; laminates give you the look and feel of a hardwood floor for less. They’re called laminate because they’re compose of different wood base materials that are layered or laminated together with the wood grain photographic imprint on the face. There is also engineered wood which consist of a real hardwood vinyl attached to a number of plywood layers. This is a little more expensive than laminate because it’s still real wood but it makes a match more convincing substitute for solid wood. Tile is another traditional standby when it comes to kitchen floors, its rock hard, fire resistant and good for the long hole. You can select from common types of tile like porcelain or natural stones such as granite or slate. You can even create decorative patterns with elaborate trim and colorful embellishments. Perhaps the most common kitchen floor today is vinyl, it’s not only versatile and flexible, it’s easy to clean and it’s also the most affordable of the flooring materials. Of course we can’t mention vinyl without including its older look alike linoleum which has made an amazing comeback after nearly becoming obsolete. Unlike its predecessor which has a rather rapid appearance and limited palette, today’s linoleum offers many choices in vibrant colors and design possibilities. With so many different of beautiful flooring options it can be difficult to pick the right one so take your time. Go to a showroom or shop online, get all the information you need and soon enough you’ll have a kitchen floor you can truly enjoy.
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