Top Flooring Options for Kitchens

Planning a kitchen renovation? This guide explains the best flooring options available for your kitchen. 

top flooring options for the kitchen

When choosing flooring for any room in your home, it can pay to consider how the flooring will be used and abused. This is particularly true in the kitchen. Your kitchen is likely a high traffic area that is subject to spills from liquids and food. Many people with pets even place their food and water dishes in the kitchen. Some kitchens have an eat-in area with chairs or stools. That's why those seeking flooring for kitchen areas most often choose flooring that is durable and easy to clean. Here are some options most people consider when looking at flooring options for the kitchen. 

Ceramic Tile 

Ceramic tile is a terrific option for kitchens due to its durability and attractive color choices. Perhaps, what makes it especially appealing is that it is virtually impossible to stain and is easy to clean. The downside to ceramic tile is that it is unforgiving. If a drinking glass or plate is dropped, you can consider it lost. Many homeowners will use area rugs in kitchen areas for this reason, especially around the sink where dishes are handled most often. 

Vinyl Flooring 

Vinyl flooring is a durable option in a wide variety of color and pattern options. It cleans easily and is resistant to stains. Spills can be cleaned simply. It is also a bit more forgiving than ceramic tile. Vinyl flooring also resists scratching from chairs or appliances. 


Hardwood is rich and luxurious. It stands up to traffic well and is reasonably easy to clean. Some hardwoods, however, tend to be a bit softer and can dent and scratch more easily than other choices. It is also more expensive than some other options.

Flooring for kitchen  areas is more diverse than ever. See our wide selection and talk to the professionals at Don's Carpet One Floor and Home to find the ideal flooring for your kitchen.