What kind of flooring is best for kitchens?
The kitchen is the hub of your home, where you cook meals and gather for parties. Kitchen floors must withstand frequent foot traffic, dropped dishes and utensils, and spills galore. But because it’s a room you'll likely spend a lot of time in, it must also indulge your craving for great style.
All of our flooring is suitable for use in kitchens and easy to clean, so the type you choose will depend on the specific durability features you need and the look you want to achieve.
Many people want hardwood looks in their kitchen, but know it can’t withstand the spills and drops that will take place. Rigid Core flooring is the perfect option though since it offers the best of both worlds. It provides the beauty of hardwood with none of the drawbacks. It was created to survive busy kitchens, so you never have to worry about rushing to clean up a spill or worrying about dents.
Grouted stone looks are also very popular in kitchens. Boasting the beauty and durability of stone, ceramic and porcelain, Alterna Engineered Tile offers the tile looks you want, while also providing warmth and comfort. It installs faster, easier, and cleaner than traditional tile as well.
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Kitchen-Worthy Durability Features
Superior Scratch & Stain Resistance
All Armstrong Flooring products provide the durability you need in your kitchen. Whether it is scratch and stain resistance, defense against dents, or water resistance, you can’t go wrong with any of our collections.
Defense Against Dents
Dropped dishes and heavy appliances can do a lot of damage on the wrong floors. Consider rigid core or engineered tile.
All kitchen floors must be able to endure inevitable spills. You'll find the highest levels of water resistance in our luxury vinyl tile or rigid core collections. They are 100% waterproof, so planks won't swell, buckle or lose integrity when exposed to water.
Many people love the look of stone, ceramic or porcelain tile for the kitchen, but these floors are cold and hard. Engineered groutable tile is an outstanding alternative that gives you the same natural look, but with a surface that's warmer and more forgiving underfoot, and not prone to cracking.