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The Best Type of Floor for a Kitchen Remodeling Project, Before the Holidays

Indianapolis, Indiana (PRWEB) July 30, 2013

Summer activities are coming to a close and many are thinking about getting kids back into school, and then what?

For some it will be a great time to start that kitchen remodeling project, with great timing before the holidays.

Part of step three in kitchen remodeling according to KitchenRemodel101.com is the flooring. To get the best advise on flooring we asked the experts from Emmons & Associates to share some tips. Emmons and Associates specialize in flooring insulation and are preferred vendors for DirectBuy of Indianapolis.

Jon Knight of Emmons & Associates shared that making a choice for the proper flooring in a kitchen requires some forethought and planning on the part of the home owner. There are a variety of flooring choices for consideration.

First, let’s start with what to avoid. Carpet is not a recommended option due to its ability to absorb and hold moisture. Also, it is one of the hardest flooring types to keep clean in a kitchen. It will show traffic more and cleaning up those every day spills can become frustrating.

If one is considering a wood floor it is good to note that engineered hardwood flooring performs better than laminate flooring because its base is of a sturdier, more water resistant plywood base. However, engineered wood flooring is generally more expensive to purchase and to have installed. An alternative for the “wood look” is the newest trend of porcelain tiles with the look of wood and the durability of tile with the option of 5” planks.

Tile is also a long term beauty option and is a very durable material. There are several tile options ranging from ceramic to highly expensive and rare natural stone materials. The most important factor to keep in mind is that natural stone, such as travertine, requires a stone sealer to help reduce the ability of water/moisture to penetrate. Porcelain tile does not allow penetration of moisture and porcelain is a material that many tile manufacturers are using to simulate the look and feel of natural stone materials. The cost of porcelain is generally less than natural stone.

An inexpensive choice in flooring for the kitchen is vinyl tile or sheet vinyl flooring. However, even though it is petroleum based it is a composite material. Vinyl tile squares have seams that moisture can penetrate. Sheet vinyl is generally seamless or has a minimum number of seams and therefore does a better long term job.

If wood or laminate flooring is being selected, matching or accent colors are suggested to compliment the cabinets. The choices of wood species vary but oak, bamboo, hickory, maple, and walnut are among the most popular. A hand-scraped finish could be considered for a high traffic area because it’s more forgiving of wear marks.

Finally, it’s important to do your research and make careful considerations before moving forward with a material order or choosing a contractor for installation. If a homeowner would like to get the best price on the flooring material for the kitchen remodeling project a good source would be DirectBuy of Indianapolis.

DirectBuy of Indianapolisoffers the service of a well qualified kitchen designer to make sure all of the steps of the kitchen remodel are well planned and to help advise for the best products for the best pricing. Holly Denihan, the DirectBuy kitchen designer with an Interior Design degree from Ball State and has been assisting with kitchen designs since 2006. Those who have used her services are consistently bragging about the attention that she gives the project, her expertise on saving money and the excitement of their new kitchen.

If you would like to find how how you can save money and receive the personal attention of DirectBuys kitchen designer please contact the club at (317)472-9817, visit DirectBuyIndy.com or to learn more visit WhatIsDirectBuy.com.

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