If you're remodeling and trying to figure out what flooring is right for your kitchen, it can be difficult to choose. There are many options, and you'll want to select the one that not only looks best, but also supports your cooking and eating habits and your goal for the remodel, be it comfort, efficiency, or resale value. And how do you make your home unique? Well, if you're wondering whether to choose traditional or nontraditional kitchen flooring materials, read on to learn the basics and get some ideas about not-so-typical kitchen floors.
Once you've reviewed kitchen remodeling pictures and chosen your flooring, you'll want to consider whether to install it yourself or hire a contractor to do it. If you're generally handy around the house, good with tools, can follow specific directions carefully and are able to pay attention to detail, you can probably install your kitchen flooring yourself, or use a contractor just as a consultant. If, however, you are installing a complicated flooring pattern, have no home improvement experience, or are able to research and pay for a contractor, you might want to have an expert to complete it for you.
Regardless of the details of your kitchen remodeling ideas, educating yourself about different flooring options can give you a clearer picture of your end goal and result in the kitchen of your dreams.
About the author: Melissa Bullard earned a Bachelor's degree in English Literature, then a Master's Degree in Spanish Language and Literatures from the University of Nevada, Reno. She has both owned and rented homes and enjoys research, home improvement, and teaching piano lessons.