Remodeling your kitchen?
One of the biggest challenges you’re facing now is what type of flooring should you select for the kitchen? This is a critical decision because whatever flooring you select should complement the rest of your home and should be durable enough to withstand the kitchen environment.
Should my kitchen flooring match?
For several years, in the design world the kitchen was always viewed as separate from the rest of the home. Modern design embraces all kinds of looks. That means homeowners can use any type of flooring in the kitchen area if it complements the design of the home.
Whether your kitchen flooring should be an extension of what you’re already using throughout your home or if you should choose something different depends on your personal taste.
There are both advantages and disadvantages to extending your home’s flooring to the rest of the house. Here are three reasons that you should match your kitchen floors with the flooring you’re using in the rest of your home:
- If you have an open concept type of kitchen then extending the flooring will make things appear larger and more spacious.
- It allows your spaces to flow together and provide a cohesive look.
- If you’re using hardwood floors this is a great option because hardwood floors are extremely durable, and they add to the overall value of the home.
Here are the disadvantages:
1. Matching hardwood flooring even if they are of the same species is difficult. In fact, you may not be able to select a grain that’s identical to your existing floors. Therefore, obtaining samples before you make a big purchase is necessary.
2. Using hardwood flooring in the kitchen presents its challenges. While hardwood flooring is durable constant exposure to water and other harmful elements can cause it to age prematurely. Homeowners should select hardwood flooring that is capable of withstanding moisture.
When should you keep your kitchen flooring different?
You should keep the flooring different than the rest of your home if:
● Carpet is installed in the other areas of your home.
● The kitchen is closed off from the rest of the home
● If the kitchen floor is levelled off from the flooring