Family gatherings, teaching your kids to cook, sneaking late-night snacks – the kitchen is, invariably, an important hub of your home. That’s why finding the right kitchen flooring is so important! The perfect floors need to be more than just practical – they should also be long-lasting and beautiful. Below, the experts at Floor Coverings International Oahu have compiled our favorite kitchen flooring options.

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Engineered Hardwood Flooring

Hardwood floors are a timeless and classic choice for almost any area of your home. Not all hardwood is suitably water-resistant, so it’s important to pick the right style and wood type. White oak has natural water-resistant properties, making it a great choice for your kitchen. We also recommend engineered hardwood over solid wood planks. Engineered hardwood is composed of a plywood center, which is more flexible. This means that engineered wood is less likely to warp or break if exposed to water. 

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Luxury Vinyl Plank (LVP) Flooring

A popular hardwood alternative, luxury vinyl plank flooring – abbreviated as LVP – combines the beauty of hardwood with modern advantages. Luxury vinyl is composed of multiple layers of material: a clear protective layer, a photo-realistic design layer, and a thick backing to provide structure and stability. Vinyl is also a waterproof material, which makes LVP ideal for areas of your home prone to spills or water exposure. A flooded sink or broken dishwasher won’t ruin LVP floors.

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Cork Flooring

Cork is a unique flooring material that has grown in popularity across Honolulu, Oahu, and surrounding areas. Cork is soft underfoot, making it a more comfortable flooring choice than hardwood. For long hours spent standing and cooking, comfort is important! Composed of oak tree bark, cork is also an eco-friendly option that can be harvested without killing the tree. 

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Ceramic and Porcelain Tile

Tile is an excellent flooring option for homeowners who consider budget, longevity, and ease of maintenance as their top flooring priorities. Ceramic and porcelain are completely waterproof, can easily be cleaned, and are exceptionally stain-resistant. Tile is also available in a vast variety of colors and sizes, so you can personalize the exact appearance of your floors, too!

Get Started in Oahu Today!

If your kitchen floors are in need of an update, Floor Coverings International Oahu can help! To get started, schedule a free, in-home design consultation and price estimate today. We proudly serve Honolulu, Oahu, and surrounding areas.

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