Many buyers lean toward homes that feature living spaces, dining areas and kitchens with wood floors because they’re versatile, attractive and easy to clean. If your home doesn’t have wood flooring, having it installed might be a worthwhile effort – as long as you’re willing to commit to taking good care of your investment.
Should Your Kitchen Have a Wood Floor?
Kitchens are naturally high-traffic areas in most homes, and that means the flooring is at risk for dents, dings, scratches and everyday wear-and-tear. Some woods, such as oak, cherry and maple, are harder and stronger. Pine dents easily, so be careful choosing it; unless you’re going for a distressed look or your kitchen isn’t the scene of too many accidents (and doesn’t receive a lot of traffic from little feet and paws), it might not be the right floor material for your kitchen.
Proper Care of Kitchens with Wood Floors
Depending on the type of finish you choose, you’ll have a different care and maintenance plan for your kitchen’s wood floor. Generally, it’s always a good bet to place rugs in high-traffic areas and around sinks and appliances to protect the wood from scuffs and spills. If a spill does occur, wipe it up immediately; no matter what kind of finish you have on your floor, it can seep into the wood and cause permanent staining.
Other Kitchen Flooring Options
While kitchens with wood floors are extremely popular, you don’t have to limit yourself to what everyone else is doing. Some interior designers are recommending cork, bamboo, brick and even rubber.
If you’re considering to build a new custom home or planning a remodeling or renovation project, with or without hardwood floors, let us know. We’ll be happy to help you plan and create the perfect space – it’s what we do. Just fill out the form below or call us at (615)824-6970. [gravityform id=”9″ name=”Contact Us”]