What type of flooring should you put in your kitchen?

What type of flooring should you put in your kitchen?

Kitchen flooring gets a lot of foot traffic. (We think it may have to do something with food…) This means that the flooring design you choose will need to be durable, water resistant, and easy to clean. We talked to our flooring experts and they gave us a few flooring types for you to consider!

Choosing The Best Kitchen Flooring

Best Kitchen Flooring

Durability Matters

One of the foremost considerations is durability. Kitchens are high-traffic areas prone to spills and dropped items. Opt for materials known for their resilience, such as tile, vinyl, or laminate. These options can withstand the daily wear and tear associated with a bustling kitchen environment.

Water Resistance Is Key

Given the inevitable spills and potential for moisture in the kitchen, water resistance is crucial. Choose flooring materials that can handle occasional spills without damage. Tiles and vinyl, for example, are excellent choices for their water-resistant properties.

Easy Maintenance for Busy Lifestyles

Simplify your life with flooring that's easy to maintain. Busy kitchens benefit from materials that are a breeze to clean. Consider low-maintenance options like tile or vinyl, which can be quickly wiped clean, saving you time and effort in the long run.

Style That Complements Your Space

While functionality is essential, don't compromise on style. Your kitchen flooring should seamlessly integrate with the overall design. Explore different colors, patterns, and textures to find a flooring option that enhances the aesthetic appeal of your kitchen.


Best Types of Kitchen Flooring

Kitchen Flooring

Luxury Vinyl Plank

LVP is a great flooring option we recommend for most situations. This wood looking material is perfect for a kitchen that will have a lot of foot traffic and younger kids. It’s waterproofing and scratch resistant features makes this flooring style one of our favorites to recommend. This style can also be installed very easily with a click style installation.

Luxury Vinyl Tiles

LVT is another great option we recommend for most kitchen layouts. With the main difference of the overall look of the design. This tile design can fulfill that tile look you may be looking for. You still benefit from the waterproofing, scratch resistance, and easy installation.

Sheet Vinyl

Sheet Vinyl is another alternative flooring option that people could install into their kitchens. Due to its waterproof material and easy process to install some people prefer to use this vinyl sheet instead of single tiles. These vinyl sheets can be printed in a variety of ways to resemble your desired pattern.


These are just some of the many materials you can install in your kitchen. The flooring styles we recommended above are going to be the most reliable and versatile in the future.


Arko Flooring is a locally owned Pennsylvania flooring store. We offer a wide range of products from the top manufacturers in the industry. We strive to bring you the latest styles and products for your DIY projects to enhance your home or business space. 

Contact us for a free estimate or stop by our extensive showroom located at 615 Graham Street Harrisburg, PA 17110! 

Email us at sales@ArkoFlooring.com or call us at (717)-255-0056

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