Weekend Flooring Feature: Trends in Kitchen Flooring
As Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl, mentions in her blog post, remodeling your kitchent is where you get the most bang for your buck (pardon the expression). Whether you are planning to stay in your home, or sell it, remodeling your kitchen will be worth it.
Debbie shares the trends she is seeing in Westchester, NY. If you live in the Metro Denver area, the trends are similar. Hardwood floors and tile are #1 and #2. From a care and look stand point, these to flooring choices are the most popular.
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Kitchen Floors Trends - Westchester NY
Below are the trends I'm seeing for kitchen floors in our area.
Kitchen Flooring trends in Westchester NY
1. Hardwood Flooring - Yes, hardwood floors are now the #1 surface we install in Westchester kitchens (followed closely by tile). Benefits of hardwood: 1) easier on feet, 2) more in style, 3) less expensive, easier to clean, 4) usually lasts longer and never goes out of style.
2. Large size and rectangular tiles - Larger tiles make the space look larger. Rectangular and subway style are very hot now and also make the space look larger. Tight grout lines are also in (and helps preserve grout life). Often the rectangular shape will be used both on the floor and on the backsplash.
3. Cork Flooring - Yes, this green flooring option is on the rise. It's good for the environment and good for your feet. Cork flooring comes in a variety of colors and patterns...it's really come a long way. Cork flooring material is generally more expensive vs. hardwood flooring, but often the installation costs are lower. If your floor is level, cork can often be installed directly on top of your existing floor.
4. Laminate over vinyl flooring - If you have to go fake and can't afford the real stuff, laminate flooring is strongly preferred over vinyl. Laminate has come such a long way and usually looks more upscale vs. vinyl. It usually looks like hardwood, so it also fits well stylistically. Plus, it uses recycled wood shavings so is a "greenish" product. It can often be less expensive to install vs. vinyl as it usually requires less floor prep.
If you live in Westchester NY and you are looking to redo you kitchen floors or tile backsplash, give The Flooring Girl a call at 914-937-2950 and let us "bring the store to you door."
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Originally posted at Kitchen Flooring Trends Westchester County
Trends in Kitchen Flooring
Hardwood Flooring - Carpet - Tile/Natural Stone - Laminate - Refinish Hardwood - Backsplashes
Debbie Gartner, Owner
"The Flooring Girl"
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