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Top Kitchen Floor Trends for 2022

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Kitchen floors go through a lot of wear and tear. Between spills and drips, heat and dropped utensils, as well as the constant plod of feet, the flooring in this space needs to handle multiple hazards and look good while doing it. Not every material is well suited for this location, and some kitchen flooring options will last longer than others and with less maintenance. Balancing style, function, and comfort is the key to making the right choice.

These are the top flooring trends built to last in your kitchen in 2022 and beyond!

Hardwood

Used for centuries in homes, hardwood floors continue to be a luxurious and popular choice for many homeowners. Solid hardwood floors are durable, warm, stylish, and water-resistant. Yes. You read that right. Hardwood floors are not waterproof. Solid hardwoods, when combined with the proper finish are water-resistant, but long-term exposure to moisture will damage them. Spills should be cleaned as soon as possible; however, they can take more exposure than a laminate or engineered hardwood floor with composite or non-water-resistant cores can handle.

Despite this “weakness,” hardwoods are a great kitchen floor. They can also add a variety of looks over the years of their life through refinishing either to match flooring throughout the home or to give the kitchen some standalone pizazz. Depending on the finish, hardwood floors can be slippery, however, design variables such as hand-scraped or distressed finishes or plank width/length can provide extra surface area for traction.

Ceramic Tile

Ceramic tile is made from natural clay that’s then shaped, glazed, and fired under extreme heat. It’s a hard and durable flooring material that’s impervious to water and stains, making it an ideal kitchen flooring option. Ceramic tile is also resistant to heat and breakage. Under normal conditions, ceramic tile can last indefinitely with little change to its appearance or function over time.

Ceramic tiles are also available in numerous colors and patterns and can take on the look of other materials, such as wood and stone. Tiles can be made in all shapes and sizes to give you a wealth of design options. If you can’t find a ceramic tile in the color or design you’d like, it’s perfectly fine to look for its cousin, porcelain tile, which is also suitable kitchen-flooring material, though it can be a bit more brittle.

The drawbacks to ceramic tile are few. It can be hard and cold underfoot. You do have the option of remedying that by installing a radiant heating system beneath the tiles.

Bamboo

Sustainable yet seriously chic, bamboo flooring makes for an eco-friendly alternative to synthetic and chemical-ridden kitchen flooring options. Even better is the fact that bamboo trees grow at a faster rate than others, allowing them to be used to make flooring without harming the environment in a drastic way.

As it’s a natural material, it’s warm underfoot and it’s warm in color too, with a beautiful grain. Especially when organic hues and natural materials are on-trend at the moment, making bamboo kitchen flooring the perfect choice for those looking for something that will last a lifetime without harming the environment. Bamboo is impressively strong, making it a great material for kitchen flooring as it can withstand the everyday use and abuse that a kitchen floor is subjected to.

Stained Concrete

Perhaps the most basic and most durable kitchen flooring option is stained concrete. Offering a sleek look that can be tailored to be modern or traditional, concrete is extremely durable and can be sealed to completely waterproof, which is necessary as concrete typically absorbs most fluids… Frankly, most homes have concrete sub-flooring in them today. However, you’ll need to work with a professional like your pals at The Good Guys to properly prepare the surface for staining.

Concrete floors can be stained to look like wood, or stone, even some tiles. It can be slippery once finished, however, there are options to make the flooring less slick. So mats in the kitchen probably are a good idea wherever excessive moisture may occur – think in front of a sink.

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