We have a 9 year old house with a kitchen floor covered with vinyl. The
floor needs replacement due to wear and some ugly tears. My wife is a clean
freak and clean-look is most important. We cook and eat almost daily at
home- so the traffic and things dropping to the floor is quite common. What
is the popular choice these days for a robust kitchen floor?
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A high line vinyl with a urethane wear layer. Armstrong makes a good one, there
may be others. This is definitely a case where spending a bit more than run of
the mill costs gets you more performance. HTH
Longest lasting is tile or stone. Then there are a number of very
expensive " vinyl" floors like Amtico that can cost nearly as much as
tile. You need to go to a floor- tile store, not box stores. For a
kitchen , get a better floor if you can.
Ive seen alot of 50- 150 yr old tile and stone, it is harder than you
think and depending on quality will look good longer and may not break.
Replacing a piece , knowing of course you have extra, you are very
likely not to notice it in even 10 yrs. But it is harder on the feet
and colder. You are just as likely over the years to flood or drop
something sharp and ruin a composite as crack a tile. Composites age in
color so a match over the years will be noticed earlier in the life of
the floor. You install a stone or ceramic for life, not 10- 30 years
like composits. To really break a tile it has to be something like
dropping a heavy pot, not a bowl or knife
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