When deciding on a kitchen floor, you will often be faced with many choices. It can be hard to sort through it all and be comfortable that you have made the right decision. In this article we go over the important aspects when it comes to choosing your kitchen flooring. First we will go through some common questions you might have.
How much does kitchen floor cost
This wil depend widely on your choice of material and the size of your kitchen. For most types of wooden flooring you can expect around $10 per square foot. This is with a contractor doing the work and the actual floor itself. If you can do some parts yourself (like removing the existing floor), you can save quite a bit. Kitchen floor tiles (with installation) are usually cheaper, starting at around $5.
Where to buy kitchen flooring
Unless you are getting some highly specialized or unique materials, you can buy it at many places. This includes local hardware stores, home depot and online (like on amazon.com). Sometimes your contractor will also be able to supply it (and include it in the price). We recommended you see (and touch!) the material in a physical store before deciding. You can then go online and shop for the best price.
Can the kitchen floor be different from the rest of the house
The answer is yes it can be different from the rest of the house. In fact, it is usually best to have it be different. The kitchen floor will have to be more durable. Cooking will inevitable dirty (or damage) the floor. Also, if you are anything like us here at Simully you will often drop something on the kitchen floor.
Is tile or hardwood better in a kitchen
There is no easy answer to this. It all depends on your personal prefrences and the style of your home. It is important to note that both can be perfectly fine so there is no correct answer.
How to Choose Kitchen Tile Floor
Tiles are a cheap and practical flooring for a kitchen. It comes in many styles and can be customized to fit your needs. It can be hard to choose with so many choices available. Hopefully we can make it a bit easier for you.
Can you paint kitchen tile floor
You can paint kitchen tile flooring. You want to use paint that is suitable for the job. We recommend epoxy paint or something that specifically says it is made for tiles. Depending on the tile you might have to sand down the surface for the paint to stick better. Most times though, it is enough to just paint each tile. You can save time, at the cost of more paint, by dipping each tile in the paint. This will paint both sides which is a waste but it will save you a lot of time.
How much are kitchen floor tiles
Although tiles tend to be on the cheaper side, you can find some expensive ones if that is what you are looking for. In general if you are buying plain one color tiles, then the bigger they are the more expensive they get. This might seem obvious, but despite what you might think the price doesn’t scale. This means that you can buy smaller tiles to cover the same area but for cheaper. Other things such as patterns, multiple colors or unique materials, also add to the price.
Luckily, if you are on a budget, there are some things you can do. If you want tiles with one color (or a very simple pattern), you can make it cheaper by painting them. You buy the cheapest tile you can find (usually plain white) and paint them. Often (but not always!) you can save some money doing this. This is especially true if you are covering a larger area.
What is the best type of tile for kitchen floor
There is not single best type of tile for a kitchen floor. As long as you are choosing among the common ones such as porcelain, ceramic or granite. They are used in most kitchens for a reason. They are sturdy, reasonable priced and available in many designs.Granite tiles are good for kitchen floors and give a more luxurious feel. They are also more expensive, so they are not always an option. If you can afford them, they can really be a nice touch to your kitchen design.
What color tile for kitchen floor
Choosing the color of your new tiles is no easy task. There are many things to consider. In general you first want them to match the rest of the kitchen. Second, if possible, they should match the rest of your house as well. We can’t recommended anything if you are going for a specific feel or design, as that will be up to personal tatste. In most cases however, you can’t go wrong with plain white tiles. Most other solid light colors will work as well.
How to Choose Kitchen Wooden Floor
Wood floor can be a great look for the right kitchen. The downside is it is more expensive and harder to maintain. Spills on the floor will have to be cleaned right away. You also want to maintain it (oiling it once in a while). This is obivously more work than tiles, but it does open up for far more designs and variety for your kitchen.
If you have kids, you probably don’t want a pure wooden floor in your kitchen. Kids have a tendency to spill more and you run the risk of ruining your floor, which is an expensive mistake. An alternative is to use laminate kitchen flooring. This gives (almost) the same look but is far more practical.
How to Choose Laminate Kitchen Floor
In many cases, laminate floor offers the best of both worlds. The looks and aesthetics of real wood, but with the practicality from tiles. It is also a lot cheaper.Laminate floor is easy to clean and requires almost no maintenance. So if you were considering a wooden floor, then we recommended you reconsider. If you have children, you will be thankful you picked laminate floor over wood. Trust us on this.
Like with other things, laminate floor comes in many designs and varieties. We recommended you go to a physical store to actually feel and see the materials. This is especially important with laminate floor, as some of them can have a really cheap feel. Once you have found the right ones, then find the best price online. Your first stop should be amazon or home depot.
By now you should have all you need to know before choosing your kichen floor. If you still have any doubts, we recommended that you find some inspiration on pinterest. There you can find an almost infinite amount of design ideas. Surely, you will find something that you like. More often than not there will be a link to where you can purchase it.