Some homeowners think that the only way they can have a brand new and fresh looking kitchen is by buying new furniture, replacing their cabinets and installing new countertop. This is one of the main reasons why there are some who doesn’t really think of remodeling their kitchen. For them, it’s either too expensive or could take a lot of their precious time.
The truth is, remodeling or upgrading the kitchen doesn’t have to be expensive. Sometimes, all you need to do is splash new color at your wall (with few cans of paint) or install new kitchen floor tiles. And if you choose the latter, here are few tips can help you out.
Wood, porcelain, vinyl, stone and ceramic tiles are among the most popular options for kitchen floors nowadays. There are lots of blogs, websites and magazines that feature these types of tiles along with how they can give you the look you wanted. If you are not sure what kind, type or color of tile would suit your kitchen, it’s best to bring home some samples from tile shops and stores. You can also request samples online via the GoHaus website as they offer 6 free flooring samples of any combination.
In choosing kitchen tile flooring, always remember that they are not created equal. Some tiles are simply perfect for bustling kitchen while some are more into the looks, appearance and floor beautification making them good enough for kitchens that are seldom used or occupied.
Marble and granite stone tiles look really great on the floor but they are not recommended for busy kitchens. Because of their porous characteristics, they easily absorb spilled liquids making them prone to visible dirt and stains. They also don’t go along really well with acidic liquids like citrus and vinegar. If your kitchen is busy day and night, stone tile shouldn’t become an option.
Ceramic or porcelain tile flooring is more durable (once installed properly) and stain resistant. They are the perfect choice for busy kitchens as they can withstand any kind of spill (can easily be cleaned) and damage from dropping objects (as long as they are not that too heavy) all day long. They might not that look elegant but with a proper style, design and color choice, they can surely give your kitchen a fresher look.
Vinyl tiles are probably one of the cheapest and easiest kitchens flooring tile to install. Although they doesn’t give the kind of durability and elegance of the other tile types, they are good enough to give your kitchen a new look. So if you are really in a tight budget and you don’t have much of time or knowledge in installing other tile types, vinyl tile is your safest and best option.
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