Slide 1: Wood

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Improvements in products and sealers make wood a viable flooring material in kitchens. That’s good news for people with open-floor plans who wish to use the same material in adjoining living areas. Additionally, wood adds a sense of timelessness and warmth that suits any style, from urban loft to cozy cottage to traditional home.


Kitchen Flooring: 8 Popular Choices

Design, color, and surface are important considerations, but don't overlook comfort, durability and easy care—particularly in kitchen flooring.

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  1. Wood

    Armstrong-hickory-mountain-smoke-hardwood-plank-kitchen-flooring

    Improvements in products and sealers make wood a viable flooring material in kitchens. That’s good news for people with open-floor plans who wish to use the same material in adjoining living areas. Additionally, wood adds a sense of timelessness and warmth that suits any style, from urban loft to cozy cottage to traditional home.

    Armstrong

  2. Cork

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    This often-overlooked natural material comes in various colors and patterns and is sustainable, warm, and slightly cushioned. Seal it to prevent water damage and clean the same as you would a hardwood floor.

    Case Design Remodeling, Inc.

  3. Ceramic Tile

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    Choices abound for this category, and most selections are highly durable and fairly inexpensive. Select large pieces if you want a more seamless look with fewer grout lines. The downside? Ceramic can be cold and uncomfortable if you’re standing for long periods of time.

    Zimbio

  4. Linoleum

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    Easy-to-clean linoleum is available in sheets or tiles in a broad range of colors. Many consumers confuse linoleum with vinyl, but vinyl is a synthetic material with a pattern imprinted on the surface, while linoleum is all-natural with color throughout. 

    hgtvremodels.com

  5. Vinyl

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    This budget-friendly material (about $10-$13 per square yard) keeps upping its image as new technology helps it more closely imitate the look of stone, wood, tile, and leather. Vinyl is available in 6- or 12-foot wide sheets or as 12- to 18-inch tiles that are ideal for DIYers. Easy to clean, vinyl is also soft underfoot.

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  6. Natural Stone

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    Durable and easy to clean, stone offers a timeless appearance that is suited to most any kitchen decor. Choose larger pieces to create a more seamless look with fewer grout lines. Cons? There’s no denying the look is impressive, but you’ll likely need a strong subfloor and some big bucks to get the job done.

    GDC Construction, Inc.

  7. Bamboo

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    Bamboo is an attractive alternative for flooring because of its physical similarities to hardwoods. It is extremely strong and durable and offers built-in resistance to moisture and insects. Since it comes from a highly renewable source of material, bamboo is also an eco-friendly flooring choice. 

    Resolution: 4 Architecture

  8. Laminate

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    Laminates have become the "great imitators", offering realistic wood and stone looks without the care and maintenance associated with natural floor products. Available in a wide range of wood grains and patterns, many also feature textured surfaces imparting further realism.

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