kitchen flooring

How to Choose Flooring for Your Santa Ana Kitchen

We know, you?ve heard it a lot, but the kitchen really is the heart of the home. It?s where you cook for family and friends, and where everyone congregates to visit with the host. What with the many open layouts in today?s homes, the kitchen is sometimes visible from other parts of the house. That room needs to not only withstand heavy foot traffic, dropped dishes, and spills, but needs to be up-to-date in design, technology and appliances.

When it comes to kitchen design, give particular thought to the flooring installation, because that sets the tone for the entire design of that room. There are so many choices available, it can be a little overwhelming, so look to purchase your flooring in Santa Ana at Sharon & Sons; they have the largest stock!

Start by asking yourself some questions about flooring in your Santa Ana kitchen:
? What is my lifestyle? Do I have kids and pets? Do I cook and entertain frequently, or is my idea of living to never cook and just order in? The answer to that question will determine the level of durability you need.
? What?s your style? Is your home rustic, traditional, contemporary, sleek, etc.? You?ll most likely want to carry that theme through the entire house, and it will help you determine colors, patterns, textures.
? Determine comfort level: If you spend a lot of time on your feet preparing meals, your feet and legs will definitely feel it, and you?ll need something with some softness.
? Cleaning. Between food spills and tracked-in dirt, kitchen floors can get pretty grimy, especially with that outdoor lifestyle and proximity to water in Orange County. To decrease time spent on maintenance, choose flooring that's easy to clean, and both stain-and- water resistant.
? Cost. Look at the overall picture, not just the initial purchase price. First, there will most likely be additional charges, such as underlayment, delivery, installation, and removal and disposal of your previous floor. Second, look at the life length of the floor; for example, wood floors can initially be pricey, but they last for decades so there are minimal replacement costs
? Is the kitchen a high-level moisture room? If your kitchen is prone to floods and excess water, know that solid hardwood can warp; engineered hardwood, vinyl and tile might be a better bet.

When it comes to flooring in Santa Ana, there?s only one place to go: Sharon & Sons.