Popular Flooring Types for Kitchen Remodels

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A kitchen remodel can be a great way to truly put your stamp on your South Florida home. From choosing the lighting and decor to countertops and cabinets, customizing your space comes with a lot to consider. One important area you shouldn’t forget in your kitchen remodel is flooring. Let’s talk about the different types and how you can expect the selection process to go, based on your home’s needs.

Types of Kitchen Flooring

Kitchen flooring choices will differ from other rooms in your house. For instance, carpet is usually a viable option for bedrooms, but it wouldn’t be practical for kitchens. Here are some types of flooring that would be best suited to your kitchen’s design:

Laminate Wood

Both affordable and aesthetically pleasing, laminate (also called imitation wood) has the appearance of wood without the same price tag. It also has a moisture barrier and protective surface, making it a great choice for kitchens.

Engineered Hardwood

Made from layers of recycled wood, this flooring option is stronger and more moisture-resistant than solid hardwood. The top layer is a durable wood great for wear and tear, making this a viable alternative for your kitchen.

Vinyl Wood

Flexible, durable, and water-resistant, vinyl wood mimics the look of natural hardwood but at a lower cost and lower maintenance. Plus, its layers provide a softer cushion of foam underneath.

Ceramic Tiles

Ceramic tiles are a more cost-effective and cooler option for your South Florida home. Though ceramic is less moisture-resistant and durable than porcelain, it is more porous, less dense, and softer to walk across.

Porcelain Tiles

Highly durable, elegant, and more moisture-resistant, porcelain is also a little more costly. It does offer a smoother, more uniform look than ceramic.

Making Your Selection

Now that you know popular flooring types of kitchen remodels, next let’s review some factors to consider before making your selection.


As always, you should take into consideration which flooring is best for your budget. Though you may lean towards one type over another, think which would be most cost-effective in both the short-term and long-term.


Making sure the flow of the overall kitchen design is cohesive with your flooring is important. This is especially something to consider when thinking of your home’s flooring so that the transition from kitchen to the dining area or living area doesn’t clash.


Some types of flooring require more maintenance than others, so be sure to weigh the pros and cons of each when making your flooring decision. In a warmer and more humid environment, such as South Florida, you should factor that into your choice.


Kitchens tend to be high-traffic areas where spills and messes occur. Make sure that the flooring you choose can withstand this type of activity, maintaining its appearance through regular wear and tear.

Room Size

Certain flooring can either make a space look bigger and brighter, or balance out that empty space and natural lighting. Room size plays a major part in flooring decisions, so have that information ready when discussing options with your kitchen contractor.

Achieve a Gorgeous Remodel

Each kitchen remodel is largely determined by personal wants and needs, so we hope this list helps narrow down your choices and makes the renovation process easier. The best way, however, to achieve a stunning new kitchen is by partnering with an experienced home remodeling company that’s dedicated to craftsmanship and exceptional service.

Schedule a free kitchen consultation today with Platinum Sand Construction to enhance your space with new flooring, cabinets, and more!