When you are redesigning your kitchen, it is easy to become inundated with decisions. Once you navigate your way out of the Pinterest boards and renovation websites, you can emerge more confused on what exactly you want. Whether you are planning a major kitchen renovation, or are focusing on one item at a time over the course of a longer period of time, our design consultants always suggest making smart decisions when it comes to your flooring choice. Here are a few things to consider when choosing which floor to build your kitchen on.

Avoid passing fads
It is easy to get caught up in trendy flooring options, and sometimes the trendy choice is the classic one. However, if you cannot be sure that the flooring you choose will still be in style in a few years, you could be making an unwise design decision. Choose a floor that will make you happy, but that will also add to your home’s value now…and in ten years.

Consider the maintenance
Your kitchen is a high traffic area, and needs a floor that can support it. However, you also need a floor that requires little maintenance, as your busy lifestyle doesn’t need one more thing added to it. Make your flooring choices accordingly. For example, limestone floors require sealing upon installation and then twice per year after that. If this sounds too difficult to schedule and to pay for, you should not choose it for your flooring.

Consider the ease of cleaning
Chances are, your kitchen floors take the brunt of dirt and spills. Make sure your flooring choice is easy to clean and is stain resistant.

Make sure you love it
No matter if you choose to make your flooring the highlight of your kitchen, or just a complementing feature of the room, be sure that you love it. After all, you will be spending a lot of time looking at it.

Are you ready to choose your flooring, but don’t want to break your entire renovation budget on a choice? Give our Value Discount Flooring consultants a call. We are experts at giving you great choices at affordable prices.