If you are getting ready to take on a kitchen remodel, you are likely choosing cabinets, countertops, backsplashes, appliances and flooring. Choosing the right flooring is a big decision for the overall style and beauty of your kitchen. Many people are turning to hardwood flooring as their flooring of choice in the kitchen. There are still many people that are on the fence about the whole thing. Straight Up Remodeling is here to talk about the pros and cons to choosing hardwood in your kitchen.
Pros of Hardwood Flooring in the Kitchen
When you choose hardwood flooring for your kitchen, it is a way to bring organic beauty into the space. There are several different styles and finishes that you can choose from for your kitchen. With hardwood flooring, it is easy to maintain and keep clean. If you suffer from allergies, hardwood flooring is a great choice as it doesn’t house dust mites like carpet does. If you take care of your hardwood flooring, you can enjoy its beauty for years to come as it rarely needs to be replaced. Most of the repairs can be done without actually replacing any of the planks.
Cons to Wood Floors in Kitchen
Just like anything, there are pros and then there are cons; the same goes for hardwood flooring. The biggest downside to choosing hardwood flooring in the kitchen is its susceptibility to water damage when exposed to excessive amounts of water. It is pretty widely known that wood and water don’t mix. If there is water sitting on your hardwood floor, you may start to see it buckle and separate. As long as you choose a water resistant finish and make sure you clean up any spills as they happen rather than letting them sit on the wood, you should be fine with hardwood in your kitchen.
How Hard Can it Be to Choose a Hardwood Floor?
Another consideration when putting hardwood in the kitchen is the softness of the wood. Some wood varieties are softer than others. You can look at the Janka scale to figure out how hard the wood is that you are putting in your home. The higher the number on that scale, the harder the wood is going to be. You will want a fairly hard wood as it isn’t uncommon to drop things like canned goods in the kitchen. The harder the wood and the finish on top of the wood, the less likely it will be to sustain any damage.
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No matter what flooring you choose for your kitchen remodel, you can count on the experts at Straight Up Remodeling to ensure your kitchen remodel is a success. We will help make your vision for your kitchen a reality as we work side by side with you throughout the entire process. Using only the finest craftsmanship, your kitchen will exceed your expectations when we are done with it. Call us today!