Pros and Cons of Flooring Materials
The floor is one of the things we probably take most for granted in the kitchen. It’s not glamorous, and its main purpose is to provide even footing and a place for crumbs to settle. A good floor, however, has the power to bring a room together and can add a touch of style and functionality to the room. When you’re choosing a floor for your kitchen remodel, weigh the costs and benefits of each type of floor.
Ceramic tile is durable and versatile, allowing you to create interesting patterns. This type of tile is incredibly easy to clean, usually requiring only a quick sweep and a pass over with a wet mop every now and again. However, if you drop something heavy on it, there’s a high likelihood that it will crack or shatter. This tile is also cool and slippery when wet, so rugs and mats are a good idea.
Stone has been used to make floors since the early days of housing. If you live in a warmer climate, a stone floor can prove amazingly cool and refreshing, and because no stone is ever totally alike, your floor will be as unique as you. The major downside to stone flooring is that it’s expensive. If you don’t have a lot of wiggle room in your budget, stone may not be the way to go.
There’s a wood for every personality. Wood has a totally different character depending on the variety and the stain, and wood flooring can dramatically change to tone and personality of a room. Wood is fairly easy to take care of, and over time it develops a beautiful patina. It does need to be refinished every so often, and you don’t want to let liquid spills linger.
Vinyl is inexpensive and comes in a rather wide range of finishes, but it doesn’t last as long as other materials.
Ready for a new floor? Contact Niron Depot and schedule an appointment to visit our showrooms. You’ll find a wide array of flooring choices to choose from, any of which could transform your Colorado kitchen or bath into something that’s perfectly stunning.