When it comes to your kitchen, clearly, you want something stylish that’s easy-to-maintain and ultra-durable. After all, the kitchen is one of the most high-traffic rooms in your home. And your floors need to withstand the full brunt of what your family can dish out—from spilled sauce to four-legged companions. With new technologies, there are a few alternatives you may not be considering that could completely change the game.
Yes, that’s right—waterproof hardwood! Any flooring expert will tell you traditional hardwood floors are not great for high moisture areas like kitchens. However, hardwood has advanced in flooring technology to become a waterproof flooring option for your kitchen. With a solid hardwood veneer and luxury vinyl core, waterproof hardwood is a truly beautiful hardwood floor that provides long lasting durability.
Another nice option for the kitchen is luxury vinyl. It’s both beautiful and durable—mimicking the look of wood or tile. Plus, it has a multilayer construction, making it waterproof, so you won’t have to worry about any kitchen spills with these floors. Luxury vinyl is easy to maintain, so a simple dust broom and mop will do the trick. You’ll get the look of hardwood or tile, without the cost and maintenance of hardwood.
Laminate is popping up in kitchens all over because of its durability and affordability. It comes in a variety of different styles, so you can still get the look you want at almost half the price. If you haven’t looked at laminate lately, it’s come a long way in the past few years. Technology in laminate has made it a waterproof option perfect for kitchens. Many laminate collections have advanced in visuals making it almost identical to real wood at first (and second!) glance.