Friday, October 15, 2010

Traditional and Contemporary Kitchen Décor

As one enters a kitchen one of the features that command attention is the floor, so it should not be neglected in interior decorating.  Kitchen décor is never complete without incorporating a flooring option. Of all the floors in a home, the kitchen floor probably experiences the most abuse due to spillages both wet and dry. Therefore, in choosing from the enormous collection of flooring options consider one that can withstand punishment without compromising the overall décor.

Flooring Options in Kitchen Décor

Linoleum and vinyl flooring are increasingly becoming popular in passing times. These come in a wide array of colours and designs that complement any kitchen décor. These are also pretty easy to clean and install requiring little or no professional assistance. They are fairly priced, are soft underfoot and the designs mimic various other types of tiles like wood or quarry popularly known as mazeras. However these two flooring options do not handle foot traffic very well and may need to be replace or repaired regularly. Another increasingly popular flooring option is the bamboo. This is used as a cheap alternative to wood and is also an environmentally friendly option. Bamboo tiles are durable and stylish having a high moisture resistance and are easy to clean, making them ideal for the kitchen floor.

Ceramic tiles are also very popular in kitchen flooring. They are extremely durable and very low maintenance. They also come in a variety of colours, textures, sizes and shapes. However they tend to be cold underfoot and since a rug is an absolute no-no for kitchen décor, a special heating element may need to be installed underneath the tiles to counter this. It is important to consider the foot traffic to and from the kitchen due adjoining rooms and the cleaning rate before deciding on this aspect of interior decorating.

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