Grey hardwood floors can be real show-stoppers, what with those wonderful farmhouse/rustic kitchen looks that are so popular right now. Trouble is, your budget just won’t allow it, but take heart, because you can still have that style with a wood-look laminate.
The fashionable appearance, plus the durability factor, make it a terrific choice for the kitchen, so don’t be afraid to place that floor there.
Kitchens take a lot of punishment. There’s a lot of foot traffic because, after all, it’s the heart of the home and the place where guests always congregate to visit with the cook. Pots and pans get dropped, chairs are dragged and it can also be the place where pets eat and drink, and spill.
Take note, though, because it is water-resistant but not waterproof. That means that it’s made with water-resistant materials, so as long as you address those concerns (such as wiping spills immediately), you can install it in your kitchen.
A layered product with a top clear melamine wear layer, the material is well-protected from scratches, fading, dents and stains, and if stains do happen, they’re easy to wipe up. Don’t worry about “walking off” the photographic image, because you can’t.
The AC Rating determines the right strength for your needs, and the higher the number, the tougher the material. For this room, you probably would want at least a three; generally; four and five numbers are usually used for commercial applications.
Be sure to talk to a Completely Floored laminate floor installer about “wax edges.” It’s exactly how it sounds; the borders are coated with wax to provide a little extra durability and water resistance.
Other Reasons to Choose This Flooring Installation
High decor. Whether it’s cut into planks or tile-sized pieces, this layered product comes with an assortment of species, colors and patterns. You can be as creative as you want, so let it become your own personal expression.
You don’t need to staple, glue or nail to the sub-floor. It can be placed over existing flooring, hence, the term “floating.” Even concrete is okay, so long as it’s dry. Since this floor can be put in quickly and easily, you’ll be able to use your kitchen, no calling for take-out, or stepping over wood boards.
Quietness. As long as there’s an underlay, and no uneven sub-floor, you won’t be bothered by squeaks.
Comfort: This is something you can stand on for a while, and that will be something the cook appreciates, because it’s a little softer, warmer and more flexible.
Easy Maintenance: Just sweep, vacuum or mop, and use a manufacturer-approved soap.
Feel free to come into the Completely Floored showroom in Everett, WA, so that we can answer any other questions you may have.