Hardwood flooring will never go out of style. It’s the definition of a classic look. It’ll give warmth to your kitchen and comes in virtually any finish you can think of. Not only that, if you ever want to update your kitchen, you can simply sand and stain your floors to match your updated look.
Whether you want thin strips of pale maple or wide planks of pine, there’s a wood that will look just right in your kitchen. Wood never goes out of style, so you won’t have to worry about updating it as your home evolves. It can be sanded and refinished to keep it looking its best.
You’ll have to stay on top of spills; liquids can cause damage if they’re not wiped right away. Wood dents and scratches easily, so it will need periodic finishing. And with how great hardwood floors are, they are also unfortunately the most expensive flooring option.
A Note About Engineered Hardwood
If you really want the look of hardwood but are concerned with how it will hold up as a kitchen floor option, consider engineered hardwood. Engineered hardwood is made of many layers that keep it durable overtime. It features a scratch-proof finish (which comes in handy if you’re prone to dropping things in the kitchen), real hardwood, a core layer for durability, and a backing layer that helps battle moisture. It’s basically an all-in-one flooring.