Durable Flooring for Kitchens and Baths
This survey of sturdy, stylish, and sustainable options looks at price per sq.ft., maintenance requirements, and installation considerations to help you choose the material that best fits your needs.
Synopsis: This article walks through the different flooring options for kitchens and baths, including wood and engineered wood, bamboo, ceramic and porcelain tile, cement, vinyl tile, linoleum, natural stone, and terazzo. The author lists approximate prices per square foot for each material, the pros and cons of each, and when they are best applied to a kitchen or bath.
When you’re considering flooring options for your new kitchen or bath, it’s important to keep durability high on the list. Wet and heavily traveled, kitchens and baths are tough on floors. They also have a major impact on resale, so you want your floors to be beautiful and to stay that way.
This is one case where you really can have it all. An expanding array of products— some new, some rediscovered—will deliver lasting beauty and performance in the toughest environments.
Despite some similarities in moisture and traffic,…