20 Aug Options Abound if You Want Tile Flooring in the Kitchen
So, you’re officially going to buy a brand-new home, built to your exact specifications. How exciting! Once the rush of signing on the dotted line fades, the stress of how many decisions you need to make can set in. What kind of windows do you need? What about the water heater? Do you go tankless or traditional? Oh, and what about the flooring? So. Many. Options.
Needless to say, you have a lot of decisions to make when building your new house — or renovating an existing one, for that matter. One of the most important choices involves perhaps the most important room in the house: your kitchen. Choosing flooring options for the kitchen can be overwhelming due to the options. There are several options of tile, let alone the other flooring options, like marble, wood, or laminate. Today we’re going to focus on tile flooring options as there are so many, and most of us probably have no idea what the difference is. Here are four of our favorites.
The most common choice to kitchen tile flooring is ceramic tile. Why? It’s all about utility. Think about what happens in the kitchen. Between cooking and cleaning and eating and drinking, the tile floor is going to suffer plenty of spills. Ceramic tile is water and stain-resistant, which allows for mistakes to be easily taken care of. You can also replace ceramic tile one piece at a time, which is cost-effective.
For those who are looking for a more rustic, natural look to their floors, travertine tile is a great option. Travertine is made up a limestone, so it will require a bit more upkeep than other tile options, as it’s impacted by moisture more than the other options. However, the look and feel of the tile is unique, and it gives your kitchen a different vibe than other more polished options.
This tile is a bit more expensive than ceramic, but it’s even more durable. Porcelain tile is incredibly water-resistant, which is a huge selling point for people who often use their kitchen. Two drawbacks to porcelain tile are its cost and the difficult installation process. So, make sure this is what you want as once it’s installed, you’re going to want to keep it in place for a while. The good news is porcelain tile will last decades if treated properly.
Much like travertine, sandstone tile provides a noticeable texture to your kitchen floor than porcelain or ceramic can’t match. The natural look to sandstone tile has become en vogue, in part because of how it looks, but also because it’s incredibly hard, durable, and scratch-resistant. Again, the kitchen is going to be a high-activity area and having a flooring option that can withstand a lot of activity is a wise choice.
No matter your budget, Sunrise Builders has a home in mind for you. We work closely with our buyers to custom design and plan interior options like floors and discuss all plans prior to execution. So, contact Sunrise Builders today and we’ll work together to create your dream home.