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Types of Kitchen Flooring

Types of Kitchen Flooring

When you are doing a major kitchen renovation, one of the many questions you need to answer is what kind of flooring are you going to go with. If you are managing a apartment building and seem to be in a constant state of  upgrading some unit or other, then you are familiar with the options you have for your kitchen flooring. Maybe you are just so use to using one type of flooring that you are just going with what you know. Well, we here at One Source Supply pride ourselves on not just being the company you call to place orders, but rather a business partner who is here to guide you and answer the questions you have so you can make the best choice for your situation. When it comes to flooring, there are more options than you probably realize.


Hardwood is a classic option. Hardwood floors are so popular and look so good, it is a feature that is often cited in real estate ads. As with houses and apartments built over 100 years ago, hardwood floors are still popular today. If you choose hardwood floors in your kitchen, remember to add a water-resistant finish since hardwood floors on their own are not waterproof.


A whole post can be done on the different varieties of tile available. Ceramic, porcelain, and stone are always popular choices for kitchen flooring. Tiles come in many styles, colors, and patterns so regardless of your tastes, you will be able to find the tile that matches your style.

Tile floors do tend to be more expensive and are harder to install than most of the other options, so you should have your tile floor installed by a professional so you know it will be done right.


Vinyl flooring, or LVT has had a resurgence in popularity. As with any type of flooring, there are pros and cons to vinyl.  Vinyl flooring can be made to mimic hardwood or stone flooring and at a fraction of the cost, it is a very cost-effective way to put down a great looking floor without breaking the bank. Vinyl flooring is waterproof and can be installed easily. The cons of vinyl are that it is not as sturdy as tile and be dented or scratched easier than the other types of flooring.


Like vinyl, laminate flooring can mimic the look of more expensive hardwood floors for a fraction of the cost. It is important to know the product you are using since not all laminate flooring is water resistant. Also, like vinyl flooring, laminate is easy to install and if you know what you are doing, you will not need to hire a professional to put your new floor in.


Yes, concrete is an option, though not one that is often used in a residential setting. The upside of concrete flooring is that it is very durable, can be treated as to make it waterproof and it is relatively inexpensive. While you may think concrete looks too industrial, it can be stained to look like wood or even tile.

Whether you are looking to redo your own kitchen or you manage an apartment complex where you are responsible for dozens or even hundreds of units, One Source Supply can help you decide which flooring is right for you and can get you all of the equipment you need.  Call us at 631-623-2220 to start designing your new kitchen.
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