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Finding the Best Floor Design for your Kitchen & Bathrroms

May 23rd, 2011

When remodeling a home or building a new one, the flooring choice is one of the most important things to consider. Keep in mind, a large part of the construction budget will be devoted to your floors, so you need to make the correct choice.

The most important rooms in the house for which to consider flooring options are your kitchen and bathrooms. This is because these are two of the highest traffic rooms in the house, so it is important to select the right material so it will hold up well over the long term.

Of course, you also want to make sure the floor you choose these rooms fits the design and style of your home. Below are some of the best kitchen and bathroom flooring options.

Kitchen Flooring Options

1. Linoleum

A linoleum kitchen floor is great for families on a budget. With today’s economy, this is quickly becoming a more popular flooring choice. Linoleum material is made up from natural ingredients like wood powder, pine resin and oil. It is a durable floor choice and should be able to withstand the heavy traffic in the kitchen.

2. Hardwood

Hardwood kitchen floors come in a wide variety of wood species and designs. Wood floors are built to last a lifetime. With such a wide array of design options, hardwood floors can match almost any décor.

3. Stone Tiles

For a more luxurious look and good durability, a stone kitchen floor tile like travertine or marble would be a great choice. This is a sturdy floor choice that adds elegance and beauty to any kitchen.

Bathroom Flooring Options

1. Ceramic Tile

Ceramic bathroom floor tile is one of the best flooring choices for this room. It is relatively inexpensive, yet it can achieve a stylish look similar to natural stone. Ceramic is also waterproof, which is obviously very important in bathrooms.

2. Natural Stone

Natural stone bathroom flooring comes in several choices; including limestone, granite, marble, and travertine. Like ceramic, natural stone is water resistant. The main difference is that stone can achieve a more genuine stylish look, but with a higher price tag than ceramic.

3. Vinyl

Vinyl is the cheapest bathroom flooring option, and it is also easiest to install. It is water resistant and can be made to look stylish. The downside of course is that no matter how fancy it is made, it still has the look and feel of vinyl. Still, if remodeling a bathroom on a tight budget, vinyl might be a good option.

Whatever flooring choice you decide for your kitchen and bathrooms, make sure to choose a product that will hold up well under high foot traffic and damp (or even wet) conditions. As always, consult a flooring professional to help decide the best kitchen and bathroom floor for your home.

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