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What's the Best Flooring for Kitchens?

February 02, 2024
kitchen flooring
Ah, the kitchen. It's the heart of the home, a stage for culinary creations, late-night conversations, and spontaneous dance parties. Your kitchen is the spot that will inevitably become the hottest real estate at any dinner party, but beneath the symphony of sizzling pans and bubbling sauces lies a silent hero: the kitchen floor. Choosing the right option isn't just about finding something beautiful; it's about finding a material that can stand the literal and figurative heat of everyday life in a busy kitchen. From dropped utensils and splattered marinades to shattered glasses and shoe scuffs, your kitchen floor catches it all. 

When you're in the process of choosing kitchen flooring, it's important to remember that not all floor covering options are created equal. That's where Express Flooring comes in; our expert team will guide you toward the perfect match for your culinary retreat. Our vast collection of materials contains champions of resilience, style, and effortless maintenance.

Factors to Consider When Choosing Kitchen Flooring:

Before we unleash your inner interior designer, let's talk about the three pillars of perfect kitchen flooring: durability, maintenance, and style. Think of them as your kitchen floor's unbreakable trio – each element needs to be strong, manageable, and visually pleasing to create a space that's both beautiful and functional.

Durability: Can It Handle the Culinary Chaos?

Imagine a busy evening of clanging pots, clattering utensils, an inevitable red wine spill, and a crowd of dress shoes during a lively dinner party. Your kitchen flooring has to be capable of withstanding high traffic, potential spills, and everything in between without emerging any worse for the wear. 

Express Flooring offers a wide range of materials with key features like:
  • scratch-resistant surfaces
  • waterproof construction
  • stain-defying finishes
Q: Won't Waterproof floors be slippery?
A: Not at all! There is a wide range of innovative kitchen flooring options available that are both       waterproof and slip-resistant, ensuring safety and security after even the messiest cooking experiments.

Maintenance: Clean Up That's a Breeze (Not a Chore)

No one wishes they had to spend more time cleaning and scrubbing their kitchen floors. At Express Flooring, we know your time is as valuable as your whole home aesthetic, so we prioritize materials that are effortless to maintain. Think easy-to-clean textures, minimal grout lines, and stain-resistant surfaces. Your kitchen won't just look beautiful; your post-dinner marathon cleaning session will become a thing of the past. You'll have more time for laughter, family, and Netflix binges.

Style: A Feast for the Eyes

While practicality always reigns supreme in thoughtful kitchen design, beauty shouldn't be cast aside entirely. We understand that your kitchen floor is a crucial opportunity to tie an entire aesthetic together. Whether you crave the warmth of rustic styles and tones, the sleek elegance of modern tiles, or the timeless charm of classic patterns, we offer an option that speaks to the heart of your vision. Endless color palettes, intricate textures, and on-trend designs are all at your fingertips, so your kitchen can become a true visual masterpiece ready to impress at every gathering.

Laminate Flooring

Laughter and saucepans are bubbling over as stories are shared. A phone is chiming, homework papers flutter in the breeze, and a soccer ball careens into the leg of a half-set table, awaiting another hectic weeknight dinner. In the whirlwind of everyday life, your kitchen floor must be tough enough to take everything your household dishes out regularly. That's where Express Flooring's laminate flooring collection rises to the occasion. 

Forget about spilled cereal or dropped markers.

Our Elandura, Naturetek Plus, and MOTO collections boast cutting-edge technology that makes them practically impervious to domestic mayhem. Spaghetti sauce splashes bead up and roll away; juice spills are deftly swiped without leaving a trace; even muddy paw prints can't faze this waterproof wonder. Plus, the scratch-resistant surface easily shrugs off dropped phones and wayward toys. Your kitchen floor stays pristine even under the most demanding of circumstances.

Still, that doesn't mean style takes a backseat to toughness. Elandura's mineral composite construction replicates the look of natural stone with stunning realism, while MOTO comes in a variety of wood decors, each more breathtaking than the last. Your guests will be convinced you splurged on high-ticket hardwood, but you'll know your floor can handle anything that comes its way.

Express Flooring's Elandura and Moto laminate collections offer:
  • Inherent waterproof technology: Spills and splashes? No worries! Water simply beads up and wipes away.
  • Scratch-resistant surfaces: Say goodbye to unsightly marks. Dropped utensils and pet claws bounce right off.
  • Stunning visuals: Choose from realistic stone and wood-look decors that complement your kitchen's style.
  • Easy maintenance: Smooth surfaces keep dirt and grime at bay, and cleaning is a breeze.

Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) Options

Forget the cold, sterile, and sometimes dingy vinyl flooring of the past. Luxury vinyl tile (LVT) has stormed the kitchen scene, leaving behind a trail of admirers (and all the spills and puddles it handles with ease!). Its popularity isn't just a fleeting trend; LVT offers a unique blend of elegance, comfort, and practicality that makes it the perfect partner for the heart of your home.

Still, why choose LVT options over the rest? For these reasons, and so many more:
  • Unmatched Durability: Forget the delicate dance around spills and splatters. Express Flooring's LVT boasts a waterproof core that laughs in the face of rogue tomato sauce or errant smoothie explosions. There's no need to panic over pet accidents either – these floors shrug them off with a quick wipe. Plus, the scratch-resistant surface stands tall against dropped utensils and playful paws, ensuring your floor maintains its pristine beauty for years to come.
  • Comfort Underfoot: Say goodbye to the cold shock of stepping onto tile with every cup of coffee. Express Flooring's LVT offers a gentle resilience that's easy on your feet, even during marathon cooking sessions. Imagine the luxurious warmth of wood-look LVT or the refreshing coolness of stone-inspired designs – your legs will thank you for the upgrade.
  • Endless Style Inspiration: Express Flooring's LVT isn't just functional; it's a feast for the eyes. With a stunning array of colors, textures, and patterns, you can transform your kitchen into any aesthetic paradise imaginable. Crave the rustic charm of farmhouse wood? We have it. Are you dreaming of sleek modern minimalism with concrete-inspired designs? We have that, too! You're limited only by your imagination.
  • Effortless Maintenance: Spend less time cleaning floors with Express Flooring's LVT options, which make cleaning a breeze. Surfaces wipe clean with minimal effort, so you can spend more time admiring your beautiful kitchen than scrubbing it.
  • A Treasure Trove of Options: We haven't even scratched the surface of the diverse LVT collection available at Express Flooring. From timeless elegance to modern sophistication and every aesthetic in between, there's an LVT option that perfectly complements both your unique personal style and the needs of your busy lifestyle. 

Luxury vinyl isn't just another floor; it's an investment in your kitchen's beauty, comfort, and your own peace of mind. It's the carefree confidence to host impromptu dinner parties without flinching and spills, the luxurious comfort to linger over breakfast while enjoying the gentle warmth underfoot, and the endless possibilities to create a kitchen you deeply love.

Porcelain Tile

Porcelain tiles aren't just beautiful; they're tough kitchen floor contenders. In a culinary battlefield, they stand tall against slips, spills, dropped utensils, and messy accidents while adding a touch of timeless elegance and sophistication to your space. In fact, we'd say that porcelain tiles deserve a standing ovation in just about any kitchen setting.

Durability that Defies the Everyday

Imagine a floor that shrugs off spilled spaghetti sauce like a seasoned chef dismissing burnt toast. With porcelain tiles, that's the reality. Their near-impenetrable surfaces are scratch-resistant, stain-resistant, and practically waterproof, making them the champions of kitchen chaos. No need to panic over dropped knives or pet accidents – a quick wipe and your floor is back to its sparkling glory.

Beyond Toughness: A Feast for the Eyes

Porcelain tiles aren't just about brawn; they're also masters of style. Express Flooring's 
collections, like the stunning Calacatta Marble with its intricate veining or the modern edge of Vesuvius Stone, bring sophistication and personality to any kitchen. Whether you crave the warmth of wood-look tiles or the sleekness of stone-inspired designs, there's a porcelain tile option waiting to transform your space.

Q: Are porcelain tiles easy to clean?
A: Absolutely! Their smooth surface wipes clean with minimal effort, leaving you more time to enjoy your beautiful kitchen, not scrub floors.

Q: Do porcelain tiles get cold like other tile options?
A: Not at all! Porcelain tiles retain heat surprisingly well, making them comfortable even barefoot, unlike their ceramic counterparts.

Q: Are porcelain tiles high maintenance?
A: On the contrary! Their stain-resistant and waterproof nature keeps them looking pristine with minimal effort. A regular sweep and occasional mop are all you need.

Express Flooring's Product Range

At Express Flooring, we understand the demands of a busy kitchen. That's why we handpick our materials and collections with meticulous care, ensuring they cater to your culinary adventures. We're not just flooring salespeople but your kitchen floor whisperers, guiding you toward the perfect option that blends style, durability, and ease of maintenance.
  • Laminate: Elandura, Naturetek, and Moto collections boast stunning visuals, waterproof technology, and scratch-resistant surfaces, making them a practical and stylish choice.
  • Luxury Vinyl Tile: Explore the endless possibilities of LVT offerings with their comfort, durability, and easy-clean surfaces.
  • Porcelain Tile: Unveil the timeless elegance of classic shapes or the modern edge of clean geometrics, boasting unmatched toughness and hygiene.
  • Hardwood: For a touch of classic warmth, our engineered hardwood collections offer unmatched beauty and resilience.


Elevate Your Kitchen with Confidence

Choosing the right kitchen floor is an investment in your home's beauty and functionality. And with Express Flooring, you'll never have to compromise. Here's why we're your trusted partner in kitchen flooring:
  • Unmatched Quality: We handpick our materials with meticulous care, ensuring they meet the highest durability and performance standards.
  • Style for Every Taste: From rustic farmhouse charm to sleek modern minimalism, our diverse collection caters to every aesthetic preference.
  • Effortless Maintenance: Our floors are designed to be lived on, not worried over. Enjoy easy cleaning and minimal upkeep for a stress-free kitchen.
  • Expert Guidance: Our knowledgeable team is here to guide you every step of the way, helping you find the perfect flooring solution for your unique needs.

With Express Flooring, you can transform your kitchen into a space that's beautiful, functional, comfortable, and easy to maintain. Ditch the flooring worries and embrace the possibilities; start exploring our amazing collections today and discover the perfect foundation for your culinary dreams!

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