Whenever you are about to embark on a kitchen remodeling project, it can be difficult to decide how to get started. After all, there are many pieces to the puzzle and they can all spawn multiple questions. As important as the cabinets, windows, lighting fixtures, plumbing connections, and appliances are, you can’t downplay the importance of the counters and the flooring. So right now, let’s get back to the basics and discuss how to make the most of them.
The Significance of the Surfaces
Once upon a time, linoleum and Formica were the most popular types of surfaces used in kitchens everywhere. However, their day in the sun has passed by and they have since been overshadowed by natural stone, tile, and hardwood. Wood and stone gave way to soapstone and slate. Although these materials are important considerations, the most important thing to keep in mind is how you use your kitchen and how much foot traffic you can expect.
Types of Countertops
There are multiple varieties of kitchen countertops. Most, if not all of them, are a viable option for you. It all depends on the goal of your kitchen remodeling endeavor. Butcher block countertops, concrete countertops, and eco-friendly countertops are some of the most common examples of the surfaces many homeowners like you are keen to have installed in their home. Engineered stone, granite, marble, and soapstone are striking additions that you could take advantage of as well – ultimately, think about the kind of aesthetic you want to cultivate!
Types of Floors
Although it may not seem likely at first, it is entirely possible to install hardwood floors in kitchens. They never go out of style, and are cost-effective to boot; just be sure to seal them against potential water damage. Cork can resist hard-to-lift stains, and is much easier to walk on, which reduces the fatigue that can affect your knees and ankles. Stone floors aren’t very common these days but they are still an intriguing idea – although it’s more likely you’d incorporate them into your outdoor kitchen instead. Although engineered flooring can stop moisture damage and is much easier to install than its non-engineered counterpart, it will lose durability and can only withstand one round of sanding or refinishing. In the end, choosing a tile floor for your kitchen might be the best choice. So if you need to get a jump start on your kitchen remodeling journey, give us a call today!
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Whether you are ready to dive headfirst into your kitchen remodel or you still have a million questions, Matthews Construction and Design is here to help you. We can service all your remodeling needs. If you want to learn more, feel free to give us a call at 202-702-3553 or you can visit us online. For more tips, tricks, and to see what we have been working on, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Houzz.