It’s a classic option that’s been a crowd-favorite for centuries!
But given that hardwood floors are usually reserved for living rooms and bedrooms, you’re right to suspect that they’re not suited for kitchen floors.
Considering that your kitchen floor experiences substantial wear-and-tear over the years, you’ll want to make sure that whatever flooring option you choose is durable enough to withstand damage.
Here’s how you can go about choosing the ideal hardwood option for your kitchen!
Finding the Ideal Hardwood Floor
First, let’s look at the species of wood you can choose from.
While there are many options, white oak and black walnut are the top two contenders. Strong, durable, and not to mention beautiful, both hardwood options are well-loved in the interior design industry.
Oak & Broad offers high-quality solid hardwood and engineered wood planks to all homeowners in the US. But to make an informed choice, we’d recommend contacting us so we can help you choose the right wood, according to the type of house you have and your location.
– Choosing the Right Finish
Taking the example of solid hardwood floors, you’ll have a range of options to choose from in terms of finish. For your kitchen, the right choice would be a clear water-based finish, since it can easily be retouched and re-coated, and helps retain the wood’s color.
Oil-based finishes are another option, but they fade with time and can make touch-ups difficult—not something you want for a room that experiences heavy traffic.
– Choosing the Right Sheen
Again, you’ll have plenty of options to choose from; from high-gloss to soft, low-shine satin. For your kitchen though, we recommend a satin sheen finish.
Perfect for giving your kitchen a natural glow without highlighting any food and dust particles, this low luster sheen will work well in hiding any scratches on marks on the floor while taking the overall look of your kitchen floor to the next level.
– Finding a Worthy Option
When it comes to hardwood floors, you can’t limit yourself to budget options alone. But there’s no reason to go overboard either. With the right supplier and affordable installation service, you can easily have planks installed without going over budget. Always check with your supplier for any recommendations.
Having wood floors in your kitchen can be tricky if you don’t know the right way of maintaining them. Not to mention that it can be positively disastrous if you choose low-quality planks.
So take the right steps. Consult with us and ask us about your options, and follow our instructions.
With Oak & Broad here to provide you with a handy oak hardwood flooring guide, your kitchen design will become a conversation starter!