Trends in Kitchen Floors for Westchester NY
Below are the trends I’m seeing for kitchen floors in our area.
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Kitchen Flooring trends in Westchester County
1. Hardwood Flooring – Yes, this is now the #1 surface we install in Westchester kitchens (followed by tile). Benefits of hardwood: 1) easier on feet, 2) more in style, 3) less expensive, easier to clean, 4) usually lasts longer and never goes out of style.
2. Large size and rectangular tiles – Larger makes the space look larger. Rectangular and subway style are very hot now and also make the space look larger. Tight grout lines are also in (and helps preserve grout life). Often the rectangular shape will be used both on the floor and on the backsplash.
3. Cork Flooring – Yes, this green flooring option is on the rise. It’s good for the environment and good for your feet. Cork flooring comes in a variety of colors and patterns…it’s really come a long way. Cork flooring material is generally more expensive vs. hardwood flooring, but often the installation costs are lower. If your floor is level, cork can often be installed directly on top of your existing floor.
4. Laminate over vinyl flooring – If you have to go fake and can’t afford the real stuff, laminate is strongly preferred over vinyl. Laminate has come such a long way and usually looks more upscale vs. vinyl. It usually looks like hardwood, so it also fits well stylistically. Plus, it uses recycled wood shavings so is a “greenish” product. It can often be less expensive to install vs. vinyl as it usually requires less floor prep.