Kitchens with Hardwood Floors
Home is where the kitchen is. Kitchens have become more than a place to cook, they are we gather with family and friends. Whether in the morning to share a cup of coffee and read the paper or on a weekend evening entertaining guests. In fact, according to the 2016 Houzz Kitchen Trends Survey, some 60% of homeowners spend more than three hours a day in their kitchens. Because we’re spending more and more of our time in the kitchen, homeowners understand the value of investing in not only functionality but also look. Among those polled by Houzz, 15% said they spent more than $75,000 to transform their kitchens into high-end activity hubs.
One of the first factors people consider when renovating or making over a kitchen is choosing the right floor. Hardwood flooring is an ideal choice for a timeless look that never goes out of style. Hardwood is also highly durable, low-maintenance and, with the right sealant, moisture resistant. For open floor concepts, hardwood also works well in both kitchens and living creating a unified visual appeal.
Engineered wood in particular is optimal for kitchens. Because they’re made with real wood backed by layers of sturdy plywood, this construction provides dimensional stability, making the flooring less susceptible to movement caused by changes in humidity and temperature (common in kitchens).
Take a look at these five stunning kitchens in our gallery for inspiration:
European Rustic White Oak