Flooring a kitchen is not something to be taken lightly. It can be one of the most labor-intensive projects you undertake in your home, so it's essential to do some research before deciding on what type of flooring to use. Fortunately, we're here to help! In this blog post, we'll go over the essential questions you need to ask yourself about kitchen remodeling projects and how they relate specifically to flooring. We'll also cover a few different types of materials from which you can choose as well as the pros and cons associated with each option.

What is the current condition of your kitchen's flooring material?

The first question to ask yourself is what the current condition of your flooring material is like. Is it old and worn out? Has there been some water damage in the past few years? Have you recently remodeled any other part of your home but left your kitchen's floor as-is? If so, now may be an opportune moment for replacing these floors!
An image of a kitchen reflooring project.
A kitchen reflooring project is fairly time and labor-intensive if you do it yourself. That's why it's a good idea to let the experts handle it for you!

What are my goals for reflooring my kitchen?

Are you looking for something durable enough for high traffic areas such as kitchens and dining rooms where cooking oils can cause staining problems over time? Do you not use your kitchen as much for cooking, but more for an aesthetic place to gather? The answers to these questions will help guide you to a flooring option perfect for your kitchen's needs.

Would a new kitchen floor be an investment in my future or an unnecessary expense?

A reflooring project can be a potentially expensive and time-consuming process. However, investing in a new kitchen floor is not always a bad idea. Your old floors may need to be replaced because they are stained by cooking oils, or the color has faded over time due to exposure to sunlight from windows. If your plan for this kitchen remodel includes removing all appliances and cabinetry as well as some of the walls, then you will want a material that resists stains - like porcelain tile! Newer materials like vinyl have come on the market in recent years, which offer similar qualities but with less upkeep required down the road. You'll save money on costly maintenance expenses later if you invest now in a new kitchen floor that will last for years to come, especially with recent durability advances in flooring technology. 

Am I better off hiring someone else for this job or tackling it myself with help from family members and friends?

It all really depends on your skill level, the time you have to dedicate to this project (whether it's a weekend DIY job or an entire summer vacation), and how much money you want to spend. If you're handy with tools but not knowledgeable about flooring options in general, then hiring someone may be more cost and time-effective for your family. Hiring a flooring company that is highly experienced with kitchen flooring will definitely be less of a headache.

You can count on Element for all your kitchen flooring needs

Your Fort Collins kitchen floor is one of the most used areas in your home. If you're looking at updating it, we can help! We'll be happy to answer any questions about how our products work or what different options are available for you to choose from. As with anything else, there's no single solution that will make everyone happy. Element wants this investment to be something that fits well into both the present and your future. Call us today to get a free estimate on what new floors would cost for your space!