The Thanksgiving holiday is full of family, food and festivities. It’s also a time for spills, missed plates and upset glasses that can cause stains in both furniture and flooring. When renovating your kitchen and dining room, it’s important to be proactive and install the right type of flooring that will accommodate any situation.
Hardwood flooring is beautiful and extremely durable. It comes in a variety of colors and can be installed in any number of patterns. Hardwood panels are sealed at the manufacturer, but an additional sealant is required once it has been installed to keep any liquids and debris from seeping into the joints and crevices. When properly sealed, hardwood floors are water resistant and can be easily cleaned with a damp mop.
Ceramic floor tiles are durable, versatile and difficult to damage. When ceramic tile floors are properly grouted and sealed during installation, spills and debris will not affect their overall look. To prevent staining or residue from building up, you should make sure the floors are sealed and cleaned on a regular basis. Tiles do not show scuff marks or allow wear marks to appear if furniture is moved from one place to another.
Laminate flooring is inexpensive, durable and can be used almost anywhere in the home. Considered one of the most affordable flooring options, laminates come with a water resistant coating that prevents stains and discolorations. With proper care and maintenance, laminate flooring will provide years of daily use without visible signs of wear and tear. Compared to other flooring options, the laminate is a cost effective alternative for families with small children or if you plan on selling your home.