Asked on Oct 3, 2017

What is the best flooring for a kitchen

Pamela S AlexanderJcl28193349Nancy


7 answers
  • Dfm
    on Oct 3, 2017

    lino/ flat, no embossing.. no divots to scrub out. easy to sweep, mop.
    • Dor24687475
      on Oct 3, 2017

      For a small old kitchen I am leaning toward the linoleum or vinyl sheeting. Sounds old fashioned but more practical in this small area.
  • Dti29595791
    on Oct 3, 2017

    Porcelain tile! It's cheap and very durable, and you could learn to lay it yourself.
  • Ebbjdl
    on Oct 3, 2017

    Start with water proof tiles 12x12. You can purchase the tiles by the box, I think it has 20 to each. Check the lot #,s on each box and make sure their the same, and buy one extra box for mistakes or repair. Measure the room, take your measurements to Homedepot or Lowe's and they will tell you how many boxes you need. You start from the middle of the floor, and work outward towards the walls. Each tile has an arrow on the back that tells you which way to lay that piece. The tiles can range in price from $.99- $7.99 each tile, the higher the price the better the tile. Don't get one that has any indentations, this is a great way for the tile to rip. They come with a glossy finish if you want it. Wash with dish liquid or Murphy's oil soap to get a nice shine. Good Luck!

  • David A Kemnitzer
    on Oct 3, 2017


  • Nancy
    on Oct 3, 2017

    I definitely don't like the wood floor in my kitchen. It is a darker color and shows EVERYTHING. Has also dented when something heavy (like the edge of a can) has fallen on it,
  • Jcl28193349
    on Oct 3, 2017

    Use vinyl plank. It's waterproof and easy on your legs and feet. Looks like wood flooring and comes in a wide range of colors.
  • Pamela S Alexander
    on Oct 3, 2017

    Pros n cons of different flooring types for kitchen:
    Carpet- pros: warm on bare feet
    Cons: dirt, grease stains, clean up is a pain
    Ceramic tiles- pros: easy clean up, sturdy, long lasting
    Cons: grout will collect dirt from cleaning and darken, cold on feet, can crack if heavy item dropped on it
    Vinyl tiles- pros: easy to install, easy clean up, usually less expensive
    Cons: can come unglued, wears out in high traffic areas
    Hope this helps!!
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