Wooden Flooring for Your Kitchen
Nothing quite matches the elegancy and strength of oak floorboards– but what about in your kitchen? If you’re considering remodelling your kitchen, why not consider some stunning engineered wood flooring? Sure, the kitchen is one of the most trafficked spaces in your home, and the chances of spills and scratches are heightened, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have gorgeous wooden floors in your kitchen.
Who doesn’t love some smooth classic and stylish oak floorboards to add a hint of natural aesthetic to their home? In addition, there’s no better under-foot feel that quite compares to wood flooring. Why should your kitchen be left out? Wooden floors are non-demanding and create warmth throughout your home.
The concern many potential buyers have is the durability of wooden floors in the kitchen. Yes, there is a larger likelihood of spills, added moisture, scratches and other everyday hazards that might affect your floors’ finish. However, there is also a wide range of benefits to having wooden floors in your kitchen.
Deciding If Wooden Floors are Ideal for Your Kitchen
Wooden flooring works with a range of designs and home aesthetic. Plus, it’s timeless and often a go-to option for home renovations. So, how do you decide if you want them in your kitchen?
Let’s take a look at the pros and cons:
Increased Home Value.
Wooden flooring is an investment that improves the long-term value of your home. According to SimpleShowing.com, wooden floors drive up your property value by as much as 3-5%.
Soft, Warm Floors.
Not much can beat the feel of wooden floors under your bare feet, which is excellent for kitchens especially if you enjoy having the family around as you meals are prepared.
There are so many types of oak floorboards, assorted grains and colours to choose from that you’re almost guaranteed to find a variety to suit your style. It’ll also make your kitchen feel much more inviting.
Refinishing is Possible.
On the off-chance that your floors experience a lot of damage, you can always refinish your floors at a fraction of the cost of having to replace it all.
Wooden floors will require a more considerable investment that cheaper options like Vinyl or Tile. However, history has shown an overall return on investment.
Susceptible to Water Damage.
Wooden floors are known to begin cupping or warping when exposed to excessive moisture. However, if you’re making sure you stay on top of any leaks or spills, you shouldn’t have too much of a problem.
Especially in a kitchen, your floors will be susceptible to general wear and tear. This means you will likely need to look at more maintenance than you wood versus the floors in your bedroom. You’ll want to ensure your floors are perfectly finished and well-oiled as much as possible.
Even so, wooden floors remain an excellent option for kitchens.
Why You Should Choose Engineered Wood Flooring
If you are going to invest in wooden floors in your kitchen, engineered wooden flooring is the way to go. Through the layering of a supporting layer, soft-wood core and hardwood top layer, your floors will be far more resistant to fluctuations moisture and humidity. Plus, it’ll be far more durable against general wear and tear.
You can still find a classically styled hardwood, with the added benefit of added durability.
Ready for your remodel? Contact the Superior Custom Floor Design experts today. At SCFD, we offer the finest, finished engineered hardwood that will guarantee longevity as well as a classic look and feel. Our team of experts can help you make the right choice when it comes to hardwood flooring in your kitchen.
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