LOW MAINTENANCE KITCHEN FLOORING IDEAS
Kitchen floors are tough. How do you pick one that doesn’t require much maintenance? On your flooring, there are stains and splatters from spills that are inevitable.
In addition, you have extreme heat and heavy appliances that stand for years. There are also sharp or heavy objects that can puncture or crack floors, such as knives, cans, and pans. The material that you choose for a kitchen floor has to be able to withstand all of these rigours on a day-to-day basis.
At the same time, it needs to be relatively easy to clean and care for, so that you can spend more time cooking, and less time cleaning and caring for your flooring.
Vinyl is a tough flooring material that doesn’t easily rip, tear, or scratch. Most vinyl flooring has a wear layer on its surface that resists scratches and stains. This makes it the best choice and works well with all staining agents. It makes the surface relatively easy to wipe clean of spills and splashes.
If you are looking for a good low maintenance stone kitchen floor, then you should probably look at materials such as slate and granite. These are very hard stones, that can be made nearly impervious to water with a proper sealing treatment. Note that natural stone kitchen floors do need to be sealed periodically to make them impervious to water damage and stains.
With ceramic flooring, you get the look, feel, and strength of natural stone in a tile that is also manufactured to be impervious to moisture penetration. Cleaning can be done by sweeping, vacuuming, or damp-mopping the surface, with spot treatments being handled when necessary.
Brick is an extremely durable flooring option. If there’s one really great thing about brick, it’s that it can withstand extreme conditions. A well-installed brick floor can potentially last a lifetime.