Oil finished hardwood floors give your home a beautiful, rich look with a natural glow. Because of this hardwood flooring has recently become popular as it can create a stunning, seamless look in any room of your home. Including the kitchen.
Tile is the traditional choice when it comes to redesigning a kitchen floor. But 90% of those who own homes prefer tile or hardwood in the kitchen and with open concept designs becoming not only widely accepted but also widely expected from potential home buyers, continuing the use of commercial wood flooring into the kitchen has quite a few benefits.
The use of tile on the kitchen floor is useful. If a mess is made with sauce or flour the texture of the tile makes it easy for cleaning up. But if you have an open concept design in your home, using tile rather than the oil finished wood floors you used in the living room creates a sense of separation.
That sense of separation may work well for homebuyers who are new to living with open floor concepts. But for those who are not new to the open concept, continuing commercial flooring from the living room and into the kitchen with a hardwax oil floor finish will create fully cohesive look between the rooms.
Using hardwood floors throughout the living room as well as the kitchen allows you to save time and money that you would otherwise spend on picking out tile designs. Additionally, by choosing to use hardwood flooring throughout your house with a wood floor oil finish for that beautiful glow, you’re only making one design choice which ultimately reduces anxiety as well as the possibility of fighting between you and your living partner.
Easy to fix
If your hardwood floors are ever damaged in your kitchen, they’re relatively easy to fix. Simply remove the damaged planks and replace them with new ones, then coat the plank in the hardwax oil floor finish to have it match the rest of the planks. Tile is more difficult to replace and may require you to tear up your entire floor. With hardwood flooring, you don’t have to plan out an entire day to fix your floors.
Tile in the kitchen may be preferred by some designers as it is a traditional look and can come in a variety of options. Hardwood floors are preferred by others who enjoy the homely, warm glow of a hardwax oil floor finish. But ultimately, the great debate between hardwood floors and tile is up to the taste of the homebuyers.