Hardwood flooring makes for a beautiful addition to any home. The kitchen can tie the entire home together. But when you put hardwood in your kitchen, you have to be extra careful. After all, you don’t want it to get damaged. Here are some ideas for your kitchen flooring!
Choosing Engineered Hardwood
First of all, choosing engineered hardwood is a smart investment. For one thing, it’s much more water-resistant than its counterpart – solid hardwood. Engineered hardwood also has a more durable core, which means it can and will last longer than solid wood will, despite their names. You can floors that represent many colors, textures, and types of wood, such as wire-brushed or oak and mahogany.
Choosing Waterproof Flooring
We’ve mentioned before just how valuable waterproofing flooring can be. It’s especially important to have it in areas with a lot of water, such as the kitchen. Three other zones in your home where waterproof flooring can come in useful are the bathroom, the laundry room, and the basement. However, it much more likely that you will spend more time in the kitchen than in the other rooms, especially if your kitchen has recently been remodeled. Luxury vinyl flooring can also be made to mimic true hardwood but is far more resistant to long-term exposure to water and overall moisture damage. When you have waterproof or liquid-resistant flooring, then spills and splashes won’t trouble you; considering both accidents are prone to happen in the kitchen, then having the right flooring makes a huge difference. After all, the kitchen represents a considerable investment in your home, particularly after sinking money into renovations, remodels, or a complete overhaul of the space from top to bottom – cabinets, backsplashes, walls, and floors alike!
Using an Area Rug
An area rug is a great way to protect your kitchen flooring from any damage. For instance, you could try putting a runner in front of the kitchen sink. This will help protect it against common water damage. If you have a kitchen table, then you can also put a rug underneath that. It also has the benefit of making the floor more comfortable to walk on as well!
Ready for a Beautiful Hardwood Floor? Trust John K Eareckson & Co.
When you work with John K Eareckson & Co., Flooring, we will ensure your hardwood floors undergo a stress-free acclimation process and that they sparkle for years to come; from a seamless and beautiful installation to years of maintenance, John K Eareckson & Co. Flooring has the expertise to care for your home’s hardwood floors. For a consultation and more information, visit us online or give us a call at 410-788-4200. You can also look for us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Flickr.