When you think of your kitchen, what’s the first thing that pops into your head? Is it cooking a romantic dinner with your partner or spouse with your favorite music on in the background? Is it long nights sitting at the counter finishing up a big work project? Is it experiencing your toddler’s first live concert featuring instruments like pots and pans?

Whatever you use your kitchen for, it’s important that you have flooring that’s durable, beautiful, and fits in with your lifestyle. At 2 Day Flooring in Tampa, we offer a variety of flooring types for each and every room of your home to make sure your floors are always gorgeous and can stand up to whatever mess gets thrown at it. In today’s post, we’ll be looking at the best flooring options for one of the messiest, high-traffic areas of your home: the kitchen. 

We offer a variety of flooring options like the ones listed here, so if you’re interested in having your floors redone in your kitchen or any area of your home, schedule an appointment with us today. We’ll be able to help you decide on the best flooring solution for you and your home.

Best Choice: Vinyl

If you haven’t checked out all of the benefits that luxury vinyl flooring has to offer, you’re potentially missing out on the best flooring option for your kitchen. Vinyl flooring has come a long way in the past few decades, offering a variety of realistic patterns, textures, and colors to make your manufactured floors look and feel like natural materials. 

Vinyl is one of the best flooring options for your kitchen because it’s moisture-resistant, stain-resistant, scuff- and dent-resistant, as well as easy to clean and take care of. This means that any spill, mess, or crash that occurs in your kitchen is easy to clean up and no one will be the wiser d. Vinyl is also incredibly affordable compared to other types of flooring. Since it’s manufactured, it’s easier to create and offers simple installation options.

For the kitchen, we recommend sheet vinyl. This type of vinyl is produced in large sheets ranging from 6 to 12 feet wide. This allows each piece to cover larger areas of space without any seams — which makes your floors even more impervious to moisture.

Better Choice: Tile

Another great flooring solution for your kitchen is tile. Tile is available in a variety of materials, shapes, sizes, colors, and textures. Not only is it beautiful, but it offers benefits like moisture resistance, stain resistance, and easy maintenance. Though it’s not quite as resistant to impact as other flooring options, it’s easy to replace individual tiles that are damaged in the event something heavy is dropped on the floor.

Kitchens are a unique area of the home because of how much activity goes on there. In the event of a mess, you want it to be easy to clean up without the risk of anyone slipping and causing an even bigger accident. This is where tile comes in. Since it’s stain- and moisture-resistant, tile is easy to clean up. Grout also adds some traction to your kitchen, reducing the risk of slipping.

If you’re thinking of having tile flooring installed in your kitchen, opt for materials like porcelain or ceramic. These materials are sturdier than other tile materials; are easy to take care of; and are available in a variety of colors, sizes, and shapes. Not to mention, tiles help keep your home cooler, which is beneficial in the kitchen where you use the oven and stove top regularly.

Good Choice: Hardwood

Last, but certainly not least, is a classic flooring type that looks beautiful and works well in most areas of your home: hardwood. Hardwood flooring adds warmth and luxury to your kitchen while increasing the value of your home. It’s available in a variety of wood types, grains, stains, and finishes so you can have a kitchen that’s as unique as your taste.

Hardwood flooring is ideal for open floor plans where the kitchen opens up to other areas of your home. One type of flooring unifies all of these areas for spaces that feel like they go together. Hardwood is comfortable to stand and walk on, offers some moisture resistance, and is generally easy to maintain.

While finished hardwood is the best option to protect against moisture damage, spills should be wiped up immediately. Hardwood also requires certain cleaning materials to keep it in good condition over the years. For the kitchen, we recommend engineered wood planks for better durability against humidity and temperature — two factors that can vary greatly in the kitchen.

Your Choice for Installation: 2 Day Flooring

At the end of the day, you and your family are going to be the ones using your kitchen the most, so it’s important to choose a type of flooring that works best for you. At 2 Day Flooring, we can help you explore a variety of flooring options that will look beautiful in your home, work well with your lifestyle, and fit your budget.

We are a Top Rated Local® business in Tampa, meaning that we’re dedicated to our customer’s happiness and satisfaction with our flooring services. If you’d like to get an estimate, receive more information, or start working on a floor installation project, contact us today. We are more than happy to give you advice and help give you the floors you’ve been dreaming of.