Wood FlooringWood flooring in the kitchen has become increasing popular in recent years, and with good reason. These floors are beautiful, easy to clean, and can work with any home design. We love wood flooring in the kitchen, but there are a few things to be aware of before you choose it for your kitchen flooring.

The Upsides and Downsides of Installing Wood Flooring in Your Kitchen

In our opinion, the best part about having wood flooring is the look. It’s hard to find a better flooring option that gives the warm, natural appearance of wood. The neutral look gives you endless design options when it comes to choosing your kitchen furniture, cabinets, and countertops.

Wood flooring is also relatively easy to keep clean. Regular sweeping and mopping is enough to keep your floors gleaming, and you don’t have to worry about scrubbing grout. Wood flooring is warm underfoot and is durable enough to stand up to the high-traffic area of the kitchen.

The biggest drawback to installing wood flooring in your kitchen is that it is susceptible to water damage. If wood is exposed to water, it will warp and decay. Wood floors are sealed to protect them from everyday spills and mild water exposure, but it’s important to clean up water and other spills as quickly as possible to prevent damage. Leaky appliances and unexpected water leakage can be a big problem with wood flooring and lead to costly repairs. But if you are mindful of water, it shouldn’t be a problem.

If you love wood flooring as much as we do, don’t let that hold you back from installing it in your kitchen. We’ve found our customers love having wood flooring in their kitchens, and when you have our team at Carolinas Custom Kitchen & Bath Center do the install, you know you’ll be getting quality wood and quality work.