Want to renovate your home, but worried about how well the new floors will hold up to the kids and their toys? Don’t sweat it. There’s no need to wait to renovate until your kids grow up and move out. There are plenty of modern flooring options available that will withstand daily wear and tear.
A floating floor isn’t a type of material, but rather a method of installation. This installation method doesn’t use glue, which means there are no harsh fumes for the kids to breathe in. The kitchen renovators can install a floating floor made of these materials: Engineered wood, linoleum, and vinyl laminate.
Bamboo flooring is incredibly durable and hard. It holds up very well to wear and tear from children’s toys. Plus, it has the added benefit of being a sustainable and environmentally friendly option—something that many families prefer these days. If you choose bamboo flooring, look for a type made from strand-woven bamboo. This is the strongest type, whereas caramelized bamboo is the weakest type.
For elegance and style, few things beat genuine hardwood floors. And surprisingly, many of them hold up well to young, active families. Additionally, hardwood is easy to keep clean. Oak is a popular choice. White and red oak are both hard and durable, but red oak will hide blemishes better because it has a stronger grain. If you’re looking for an oak alternative, try Australian cypress, which is harder than oak. Brazilian cherry is another excellent choice, as it withstands moisture well. If any scratches do develop, they can be sanded out—no need to replace the entire floor or even an entire plank.
You’ve got big dreams for your kitchen renovation. And here at Southwest Kitchen & Bath, our team of experts can help you make those dreams come true. Call our office in Tucson at (520) 531-9187 to get started!