Hardwood Flooring Vs Tile Flooring – Which One Is Better for Kitchen?by Philip Smith Inbound Marketing Manager
Kitchen is the most used area in a home after bedroom. That said, it should have strong and durable flooring which does not often call for expensive repairs and maintenance.
Hardwood and tile can be put into the category of sturdy and lasting materials. However, these two materials have their own characteristics. In this article, we will explore which of these two flooring materials are ideal for kitchen. Check out the following subsections –
Hardwood Flooring –
- Hardwood flooring feels comfortable while you stand or walk on it. Since you spend most of your time spent standing in your kitchen, it makes an obvious choice for kitchen flooring. An additional benefit, hardwood flooring feels warm on feet.
- If your kitchen is smaller, installing hardwood flooring can make the space in your kitchen larger than it actually is. It is because the natural linear patterns on the wood.
- Hardwood requires extra care and maintenance. To understand this, say, if cleaning tiled floor requires 3 efforts, then cleaning hardwood flooring would require somewhere between 5 to 6 efforts. As it is an inflammable material, you will need to be watchful while using gas burners in your kitchen.
Tile Flooring –
- Tiles are available in a wide range of options Such as porcelain tile, ceramic tile, glass tile, and stone tile. You can use all of these materials in your kitchen without having to worry about their suitability. Pro tip: if you are considering tile flooring for your kitchen, choose the right surface finish pronounced suitable for kitchens.
- If you are particular about wood look, you can get wood effect tiles in ceramic, porcelain and natural stones (such as white oak marble and forest series marble).
- Easy to clean is another attractive feature of tile flooring. You don’t have a long list of dos and don’ts to follow to clean and maintain your tile flooring in kitchen. Just remove dust and debris, and wipe your floor on a regular basis. It’s as simple as that.
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