Designing kitchen flooring is an art and science in itself. As such, we must put great thought into the safety of the people working in there, making sure, the choice of our materials are veritably non-slip at all costs.
Factors to Consider When Choosing the Right Kitchen Flooring
It is really pretty easy to determine that the most important things to figure out in the selection of kitchen floorings are those that are:
- Safe. People work fast in the kitchen, hauling tubs and pots and pans and working over stoves and fires and ovens. As such, you can imagine the traffic, the wear and tear, the importance of non-slip surfaces.
- Durable. With all that frantic activity going on in the kitchen, it is a must, the choice of the kitchen flooring will be one that is strong and can withstand all that abuse of daily wear and tear and traffic.
- Beautiful. Although the kitchen is hidden mostly from visitors or customers, still, it must have great beauty. What better than to have spotless, efficient, and safe kitchen flooring that is pleasant to look at and easy to clean up?
- People-friendly. People who love to cook, or are tasked to cook, stay on their feet a lot. It is but compassionate we provide these people kitchen flooring that is safe, comfortable, and easy to clean and maintain.
A special precaution, though.
People who cook work with water, fire, electricity in the kitchen, and one wrong move, or slip, or doused water, can endanger the people working in there. We have to give special emphasis that kitchen flooring materials are non-slip, especially if water is present on the surface.
Kitchen Flooring Options
Here are some wonderful choices that owners, designers, architects, chefs, and cooks can choose from in their most favored creative workplace. Let us categorize them into two: natural and synthetic/combination.
Natural kitchen flooring:
These choices can be confusing; but really, only a qualified flooring expert working with the kitchen expert, together with the designer or architect, can safely determine the best choice based on the following:
- The weather. Stone and concrete, even tile, will be cold in cold places. Wood is warm, so are rubber, cork, and bamboo sometimes. Synthetic/combination materials like vinyl or laminate are neutral.
- The preference. Owners, chefs, cooks, designers, and architects have their own preference about the choice of flooring for look, aesthetic, or green considerations, but they must work with the flooring expert.
- The design. Is the kitchen modern or rustic? If it is modern or contemporary, tile or laminate would be great. Wood and stone are appropriate for rustic kitchens that symbolize hearth and home.
- The volume of people. Is this a very busy kitchen like in a restaurant, or simply a kitchen at home or an apartment? Kitchen flooring must match that traffic, whether high or low.
- The presence of allergies. Many people have allergies and are sensitive (or hyper-sensitive) to fumes coming from rubber, vinyl, laminates, adhesives. Determine who will be using the kitchen mostly and proceed from there.
Cowboy Remodeling Texas is an expert in choice of kitchen flooring. Connect with us at https://www.cowboyremodeling.com/ or call our office today.