Find the Best Floor for your Kitchen

beautiful wood floor for your denver kitchen
Flooring material makes a huge difference in the look and functionality of your kitchen.

Your floor is often taken for granted, but we pay close attention to flooring because it is always in use – you walk on it, and place your bags and other items on it. Not only does flooring have to be durable, but perhaps, more importantly, it has to be comfortable.

The best floor for your kitchen is lifestyle-dependent.

Seniors won’t be comfortable standing for long periods of time on hard surfaces such as stone and tile. Hardwood may not be the best option if you have young children or family members prone to spilling food and drinks or pets that don’t have the best of manners when eating or drinking from their bowls.

If tile is the option for you, we suggest porcelain because it is more durable than ceramic and it’s easy to maintain. Porcelain is virtually stain-proof if installed properly. Cleaning is as easy as soap, water, and a mop. For budget purposes, porcelain runs between $10 to $16 per square foot, including installation.

Beautiful Kitchen Flooring Gorgeous Genessee Kitchen renovation Project JM Kitchen and Bath Denver Co

Ceramic tile is made from clay and like porcelain is better suited to our customers with young children and pets than a hardwood floor. The downside to ceramic is its susceptibility to chipping or breaking.

Travertine is another extremely durable option. It’s natural. The cost is generally 30% more than porcelain.

If your budget is thin, consider vinyl tile. That averages between $5 and $9 per square foot installed. With vinyl, it’s easier to replace damaged tiles than ceramic or porcelain. Plus, given the low cost, it generally is worthwhile to purchase a few extra tiles from the original installation. That’s good advice for any flooring material because no matter how cautious you are, there is a chance that at some point in time, something can drop on the floor that could damage it.

Hardwood is elegant, dramatic and warm.

Many of our customers prefer hardwood because tile and stone feel cool and hard. The downside to hardwood in a kitchen is that excess water can be damaging. If your ice maker, kitchen faucet, or dishwasher leaks when you are not around, it could spell trouble for your hardwood floor. Similar to stone, hardwood is a natural product, and not all wood panels will be identical.

Muted blue painted cabinets with gold accents

Woodgrain tile flooring offers many of the benefits of hardwood but won’t be damaged by water.

A final note about flooring for you to consider with your kitchen remodel: we often recommend neutral colors. It’s easy to paint walls, ceilings, and cabinets or even change a backsplash. Changing the flooring is not as easy, especially if after a few years in your new kitchen you want a different look. When budgeting, consider the design of the flooring material, the quality of flooring materials, and the condition of your existing subfloor.

If you would like to discuss the flooring options for your new kitchen, please give us a call or visit either of our Denver Metro showrooms. We focus on the flooring because we know your feet will thank us for many years to come as you enjoy your new kitchen.

We have Four Colorado Locations to Serve You

JM Kitchen & Bath Design – Denver
2324 S. Colorado Blvd
Denver, CO 80222
(303) 300-4400
Showrooms Hours: Mon-Fri 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Sat 9:00 am-3:00 pm
*Appointments are encouraged, however, walk-ins are always welcome.

JM Kitchen & Bath Design – Castle Rock
1375 Caprice Drive
Castle Rock, CO 80109
(303) 688-8279
Showrooms Hours: Monday by Appointment Only, Tues-Fri 9:00 am-5:00 pm Saturday 9:00 am-1:00 pm *Appointments are encouraged, however, walk-ins are always welcome.

JM Kitchen & Bath Design – Colorado Springs
4557 Austin Bluffs Pkwy
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
(719) 596-9990
Showroom Hours: Monday-Friday 9:30 am-5:30 pm Saturday 10:00 am-2:00 pm
*Appointments are encouraged, however, walk-ins are always welcome.

JM Kitchen & Bath Design – Arvada
Arvada Market Place
7390 W 52nd Ave, Suite A
Arvada, CO 80002
(720) 674-6880
Showroom Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm Saturday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
*Appointments are encouraged, however, walk-ins are always welcome.

Call any of our locations or click here to have one of our designers contact you or to schedule a showroom consultation.