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5 Best Flooring Options for Your Kitchen

The kitchen is well known as the heart of the home. It's the place that gets the most foot traffic and where your family and friends gather for a good meal. Choosing flooring for your kitchen can be overwhelming - you'll need something durable, yet, spill and stain resistant. So how do you know which type of flooring is right for you? Keep reading for our guide to the 5 Best Flooring Options for Your Kitchen.


This is the safe option for most families because it's become increasingly popular. Hardwood flooring looks great in every room of your house and it increases your homes resale value. It also makes an easy transition to other rooms in your house, meaning that your home as a whole will look and feel like a cohesive unit.




Increases your home value.


It can be expensive

If a plank is damaged, it's difficult to replace.


Tile, like hardwood, is a common choice for kitchen floors because of its durability and resistance to stains and spills. If you're looking for a slip resistance floor, this isn't the option for you. Because of the way it's made, tile flooring can be slippery, so if that's a concern for you, you might want to skip to the next option.


Hard and Durable.

Stain resistant. Waterproof


Can be difficult to stand on for long periods of time.

Can be slippery


Vinyl can mimic the look of real wood, although for years it had a rep of being "hardwoods cheap cousin". It's come a long way over the past decade and more people are reaching for this versatile material to cover their floors.



Water resistant and you can find some options that are waterproof.

Variety of colors and styles.

Easy to clean


It doesn't do anything to increase your resale value

Not eco-friendly.

Can scratch easily.


Cork flooring is something we don't hear about very often, but it's a great option for someone looking for a sustainable and eco-friendly option. Because it's harvested from tree bark, it's water and stain resistant! This makes it one of the best materials for your kitchen.


Sustainable and eco-friendly.


It is soft to walk on.

Slip resistant = safety!


Needs to be resealed every three to four years.

Can fade if it has too much sun exposure

Furniture can cause indentations if it's heavy.

Natural Stone:

Natural stone flooring is the best option if you don't want hardwood, but you still want to add resale value to your home. With its durability and water resistance it's very similar to tile, but because each stone is different, you'll end up with a kitchen floor that will truly stand out.


Will add a unique look to your kitchen.

Adds resale value to your home.

Is very durable.


Can be really expensive.

Can be difficult to install.

If you go with a cheap version, it's susceptible to damage.

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