Do you enjoy your morning coffee at the kitchen island with a stack of home magazines? Does your lunch break include pinning amazing laundry rooms with all wood cabinetry on Pinterest? Do you spend your evenings in the TV room admiring high-end kitchen makeovers on your favorite shows? If you said yes to any of these questions, chances are you’re looking (or hoping) to update your home’s interior.
If new flooring is part of your future wish list or autumn renovation project plan, some options are easy to fall in love with. From durable wood-look tile to luxury vinyl planks that are cozy and comfortable underfoot, check out these stunning yet smart home and kitchen flooring ideas that add an extra dose of warmth.
We start our list with hardwood flooring, which has long been a popular choice for homeowners. While undoubtedly warm and inviting, this type of flooring does have a few major drawbacks to consider. It’s no secret that hardwood floors come with a steep price tag and require a good deal of maintenance. They also have a tendency to scratch and dent. Still, you’ll often see hardwood come up while searching for kitchen flooring ideas, which is unfortunate.
While lovely in the entryway, TV room, home office, or bedroom, hardwood floors are not the best choice for the kitchen, laundry room or bath, because they can easily be damaged by water. And everyone knows these rooms are prone to drips, splashes and spills! You can combat this problem by installing tile in wet areas and hardwood elsewhere, unless you prefer a more cohesive look or want a seamless open concept space. After all, an unattractive line down the floor dividing the kitchen area from the TV room is not often seen in those home magazines and high-end kitchen makeover shows!
Some homeowners believe tile to be cold and bland, but we are here to bust that myth! Today, tile comes in a wide variety of warm colors, styles and materials, from classy, creamy white Carrara marble with soft grey veining, to pretty porcelain that is suitable for both indoor and outdoor applications (in case upgrading your patio is also part of your autumn renovation project plan). If you want the durability and low-maintenance care of tile but prefer the look of hardwood, you’ll even find sturdy wood-look ceramic tile options that realistically mimic the real thing at a much lower price point!
Earlier, we mentioned the beauty of a seamless open concept space and creating a cohesive flow from room to room. Options like wood-look tile and luxury vinyl are impervious to water damage, unlike hardwood, and can easily be installed throughout the entire home, making them an increasingly popular choice. With that said, luxury vinyl is the ultimate warm flooring option. Made from environmentally-friendly, rigid planks with an embossed finish, this material is stylish, 100% waterproof, and easy-to-install with an EVA Foam Pad for a quieter and warmer floor.
To view the complete list of flooring options from TheRTA Store, click here. From the entryway to the high-end kitchen and beyond, we’ve got you covered in warmth and style this fall and for many seasons to come!
At TheRTAStore, we help make your dream home a reality with RTA (ready to assemble) and pre-assembled cabinets and accessories. Whether it’s your kitchen, bathroom, laundry room, home office, home bar, or TV room, we offer the same (if not better) quality you would find at any retail store, but for a fraction of the price. Stop by our website or give us a call, and let us make your dreams come true with the help of our free room design service.