The type of flooring you choose when designing your new kitchen is one of the most important decisions you can make, because it will greatly affect the look and feel of your kitchen for years to come. There are so many flooring materials to choose from that you'll need to balance beauty and durability with budget and lifestyle. We've gathered some of the hottest flooring trends and tips from our kitchen experts to help you select the right flooring for your new kitchen design.
Before you begin your product selection for grills, fireplaces, refrigerators and furniture be sure that you have chosen the right floor for your outdoor kitchen area, particularly if you're shooting for a high-end outdoor living space for relaxing and entertaining. You'll want to choose a floor that reflects your style and taste and compliments your home's exterior decor. But don't let fashion override safety, particularly if your outdoor kitchen adjoins a pool or spa area and is uncovered.
Gone are the days when the kitchen was just a woman's domain. Today the entire family enjoys sharing this space, so your kitchen design should compliment the tastes and needs of all your family members. Your kitchen flooring is an important element in your kitchen design, because it needs to match, yet maintain the rigors of daily traffic.