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If you've ordered custom cabinetry or semi-custom kitchen cabinets as part of your kitchen remodeling project, you've likely invested a fair amount of money. But you've also added significantly to the overall value of your home. Real estate agents know that both kitchens and baths are key ways that home prices can be increased, so if you decided to spend money in the kitchen, you made a wise choice.
Beautiful cabinetry is best showcased against attractive flooring. It also makes sense to consider how best to accent your new kitchen with the right flooring choice. There are all types of flooring materials available based on your budget, lifestyle and personal tastes For example, ceramic floors work great in larger kitchens as you can utilize ceramic tiles to create a unique pattern with accent tiles throughout, or a straight lines of tiles that frame your room. Ceramic tiles are made from baking shale and clay in a kiln. Glazed ceramic tiles are easy to maintain but wear quicker over time than unglazed tiles.
If you have a more traditional home, you might have hardwood flooring installed in your kitchen and surrounding areas to add warmth and character. There are many species of hardwood flooring, some with uniform grain style and others with attractive grain patterns. However, consider that hardwood flooring can scratch. If you have pets, a laminate look-alike may be a better choice for you.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|