I knew that I was going to get a new floor for my kitchen, but I honestly did not know what kind to go with. I had looked at so many, ranging from hardwood to laminate and vinyl to carpeting. I looked at so many different websites to get the pros and cons of each, and I found a lot of really great information at
I knew that I did not want carpeting after reading about the cons of having carpeting in a kitchen. The potential for messes on the floor were just too great, and I did not want to spend a lot of time cleaning spills up from carpeting. I vetoed hardwood floors after seeing the price of going in that direction. I have a healthy budget but I did not want to spend all of it just on the floor because there were other things I wanted to renovate as well.
The laminate looks stylish, but I did not like what I read when it comes to the lifespan of it. It might look good at first, for the first several years, but I wanted something that would look good beyond that. For the amount of money I was going to spend on updating my kitchen, I wanted something that was going to last.
Everything I read about vinyl flooring fir with my needs. I like that it is extremely resilient, which is needed for a kitchen floor. I liked that spills can be cleaned up quickly, and that it looks really attractive too. I was able to choose between a wood pattern and a stone pattern, and I went with a lighter wood pattern. The installation took just one day, and I am pleased with the results.