What to Consider If You Want Hardwood Floors in Your Kitchen

Rod Lorenz

Homeowners often opt for tile flooring in the kitchen, but hardwood floors are more-durable, better-looking, and easier to clean.

Appearance and Feel

Hardwood floors can look great in a kitchen, especially those with a farmhouse or rustic look. And the beauty of hardwood floors is that there are so many options that you can fit them into any design. With tiles, you’re more limited.


The durability of hardwood in the kitchen area is usually the primary concern homeowners have. It’s easy to fall prey to the myth that water must never come in touch with hardwood floors. But a good finish takes care of that worry.

Most modern finishes are water-resistant, although they accomplish this resistance differently. You can select a surface-sealing finish or a finish that penetrates the wood and soaks into the grain. Unless you experience a major sink malfunction, kitchen flood, standing water, or a leaking refrigerator, you’ll be fine either way.

Proper Care

Hardwood is easily maintained nowadays, even in a kitchen environment where you might have spills and a lot of foot traffic. Make sure to mop up any spills as soon as you can. Even with a solid finish, the floor could warp or discolor in that spot if the water or other liquid stands too long. Routine care is simply damp mopping and vacuuming or sweeping.

That’s it. If you like the idea of hardwood flooring in your kitchen, there’s no reason not to have it.

We’re passionate about hardwood floors and want to make sure you’ll always be happy with your choice. Visit our showroom to see what we can offer!

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