What Are the Best Flooring Options for Kitchens?

May 10, 2021

If you’re building a home or beginning a kitchen remodeling project, you may be wondering what types of kitchen flooring options are available to you. If that’s the case, then you’re in luck, because there are numerous options that offer all different kinds of benefits.

There’s no consensus on the absolute best flooring for Bakersfield, CA kitchens, but that doesn’t mean you won’t be able to find something that fits your budget and lifestyle. In no particular order, here are some of the best options available for kitchen flooring.


A popular choice due to their reasonable price and resilient nature, vinyl floors are a suitable option for your kitchen. If you have or are planning to have young children, the waterproof and stainproof nature of vinyl flooring just makes sense.

Additionally, vinyl has a softer feel underfoot than some other flooring materials, which can make it easy on your feet and any cups or dishes that may be dropped. What’s more, vinyl is available in several different colors and hues, providing you with a wealth of aesthetic choices.


Available in different shades and varieties, hardwood would be an elegant pick for your kitchen floor. While hardwood is one of the more durable kitchen flooring options available, it is considered water resistant, not waterproof. So, any spills should be wiped up as soon as possible. The two main varieties are solid natural hardwood and engineered hardwood.

Solid natural hardwood is made from real wood all the way through, whereas engineered hardwood consists of a top layer of real wood and a layer of plank plywood underneath, providing you with the look and feel of real hardwood for a fraction of the price.


If you’d like to take things one step further, laminate is less expensive than engineered hardwood, but mimics the look of real wood in a similar way. Made from particle board and other composite materials, laminate flooring features an image layer that looks like real wood flooring with a wear layer on top of that.

While most laminate floors are merely water resistant, manufacturers have started making a waterproof version of laminate that has a core made from waterproof composite material that would be perfect for your kitchen.


A cheap and eco-friendly option for kitchen flooring, cork has become more fashionable in recent years. It’s made from ground-up cork that’s blended with resins and pressed into tiles that come in gray, tan and brown hues. Cork is soft and slightly springy, giving you a nice feel underfoot as you’re moving about the kitchen during dinner preparation. While it is moisture resistant, it’s not stain resistant, and you’ll probably need to have it resealed every three to four years due to normal wear and tear.

Call to get started on your new kitchen floor today

Now that you know some of the best flooring choices for kitchens in Bakersfield, CA, you should give All American Carpet Inc. a call. We’re experts in all kinds of different flooring options, and we want to help you get the beautifully warm kitchen you and your family deserve!

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