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What is the best flooring for a kitchen?

Thursday, November 18, 2021, 11:46 AM

A kitchen is a hub of activity in most homes. So, durability and good looks are equally important when you're comparing flooring materials. There are several 'bests' for a kitchen floor, and you can decide which one is right for your home. Builders Wholesale Finishes, a flooring store in Morrice, MI, carries a large selection of each type of floor covering. In addition, you can enjoy in-store or mobile showroom shopping.

Tile flooring

Tried-and-true tile is always a good flooring choice for a kitchen. Porcelain, a type of ceramic, is the most durable type of tile available. Ceramics and porcelain are made of different kinds of clay and hardened to varying temperatures in the kiln. Porcelain is a harder and denser material.

Natural stone

You're guaranteed a unique floor when you choose natural stone. Limestone, travertine, and marble are popular stones. Most stones are porous, so a stone floor is sealed to keep it stain-free. The floor must be resealed periodically throughout its lifespan.

Hardwood flooring 

Unfinished solid hardwood flooring, which is finished in the home, is appropriate for kitchens. Boards are installed close together and then well-sealed. Engineered wood is another option. These manufactured planks feature a hardwood layer and a plywood base that tolerates moisture.

Luxury vinyl and laminate

Luxury vinyl and laminate planks and tiles mimic ceramic, stone, and hardwood. Laminate has a fiberboard core, so it is always warm underfoot. The best brands are waterproof. Luxury vinyl tolerates standing water, while laminate is usually waterproof for about one day.

We offer the best kitchen flooring

Family-owned Builders Wholesale Finishes is more than a flooring company. We offer furniture, home furnishings, countertops, and cabinets, along with the most popular flooring materials. We can install your kitchen floor regardless of which one you choose. Morrice, Lansing, Jackson, Howell, Grand Rapids, and Ann Arbor, MI, are located in our service area. Stop by our showroom in Morrice, MI, or take advantage of our shop-at-home service to begin your flooring upgrade.