The kitchen is often considered the heart of any home, so it’s understandable that we want it to look good, as well as be practical. Refitting a kitchen is rarely an inexpensive project – the appliances alone can cost a small fortune – and once the main work is done, the final job is often choosing your flooring. There’s no need to spend an unearthly sum to get flooring that looks good. There are plenty of stylish and practical options that won’t break the bank. Before you stump up for stone or real wood to complete your design, why not consider these inexpensive flooring options for your new kitchen instead.
Vinyl has been a popular choice for years, loved for its durability and low cost. It can give the impression of expensive stone or wooden floors. Vinyl is easy to install – another reason why it’s a great choice for your home! If you’ve got skills in DIY, there’s no reason why you can’t fix it yourself, saving money on costly carpet fitters that you could spend elsewhere. It’s a practical option in kitchens, easy to clean, and resistant to stains and spills.
For a warm, cozy flooring option, brick is a perfect choice. It has a natural look and the colors create a warm and inviting feel. They can be laid in different patterns giving you real control over the final look. Keep in mind that although the bricks themselves are relatively inexpensive, if you aren’t a trained brick-layer having the bricks laid can be quite costly. Shopping around for the best deal and making sure the company you decide to use has a good reputation is very important. If the flooring isn’t laid well, having to pay to replace it is likely to cost more than if it had been done properly in the first place.
For a slightly different flooring option why not consider cork? This natural product is warm and comfortable, totally unique, and soft to walk on. You can buy the cork in tile form that you can install yourself, a great way to save a little money. It also comes as a sheet, but you might need to pay a professional to trim it to fit if you’re not confident with DIY. Similar to engineered wood flooring, you can buy cork planks that are easily fitted by clicking them together. The downside of this flooring is that it can get damaged quite easily. Make sure no one wears high heels on it and that your dog’s nails are trimmed regularly. It will also absorb spillages which can be difficult to clean without leaving stains. You can apply a sealer to the surface annually as well as getting the cork refinished on a regular basis, both of which will help reduce overall wear and tear.
At Custom Furniture and Flooring we have many different types of flooring in order to fit you with the flooring that works best for you! Contact us at (478) 237 – 6483 or stop by our showroom in Swainsboro if you’re interested.