Tips For Upgrading Kitchen Flooring in Your Home

choose-flooring-for-your-home-300x199 (1)The kitchen is the heart of your home, literally as well as figuratively. That means it’s a room in need of a sturdy floor that can cope with spills, dropped dishes, foot traffic and stomping feet (even if the feet are small). It may be the room you use for entertaining and family gatherings. No matter what, everyone ends up in the kitchen during my family gatherings!

Kitchens are usually an area of constant use and are a keystone to any home. When replacing the floor in your kitchen, it is extremely important to think about your needs and lifestyle to determine the type of floor that is right for you.

Ask these questions about the flooring in your home:

  • Do you have or will you have kids or pets?
  • What is your budget?
  • Is your house formal and elegant or relaxed and casual?
  • Are you planning to live in your home for years to come or are you thinking of selling?

Once you answer these questions, you’re ready to think about specific flooring options. Flooring comes in many shapes, styles, sizes, and finishes.

Wood floors are certainly a beautiful option for your home, although they can be very expensive. Wood is also vulnerable to warping and water damages  from appliances. For the look of wood with more durability, porcelain tiles that look like wood may be an option to consider. Tile comes in many colors and can go with lots of different styles. Another good alternative to wood is bamboo.

No matter which material you choose for the flooring in your home, you’ll find a new floor can instantly revive your kitchen. Before making a decision, visit a few showrooms and bring home samples. Check out Lumber Liquidators or Avalon Carpet Tile or Flooring.  Ask your friends and neighbors what they like and dislike about their floors. You may find that your discovery leads to you making an expected choice in flooring.

One of the questions I am most asked when a client is thinking of moving is, “what upgrades give the most return on my investment if I’m going to sell?” If you’d like the answer to that question, let’s schedule a time for me to walk through your home and we can talk about it. You can reach me at 215-327-9097.

Happy House!


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