In our previous blog, we outlined how you can incorporate color into your design while still using the subway tile you love; in it, we briefly mentioned the order in which you should pick your kitchen’s colors and accessories. Today, we’ll explain why you should pick your kitchen flooring first.
Kitchen Flooring Before Countertops & Backsplash
Working From the Ground Up
Depending on the type of flooring you choose to go with in your kitchen, it could last many years beyond the life of even the best cabinets, backsplashes, and paint colors. It is important to start from the ground and work your way up because your flooring will be with you the longest, so it is all the more important that you’re comfortable with the decision long-term. If you choose any other element before your flooring, then you’re opening yourself up for disappointment when the flooring you would have like to go with conflicts with your already-chosen design elements.
Pick What You Love
We can’t expect you to singly focus on one element at a time, however. In fact, many people already have an idea (at least) of what they will want for cabinetry and other elements. No matter where you are in the design process, it is important to pick a flooring material that your kitchen flooring is able to accommodate your future style choices, and the best way for that to happen is to pick something that you genuinely like. Picking a flooring you love is a sure way to set yourself up for success later on in the process, so be sure to consider that if you’re leaning toward something that is trendy, but not exactly your favorite; if you do choose based on what is trendy alone, you can be guaranteed of two things: Trends always change and you’ll never like it as much. Instead, take the time to find the best flooring for your new design before moving on to cabinets and countertops.
Composition and Color
You’ll have to choose a type of flooring before you can settle on a specific piece to go with. At Transworld Tile, we specialize in selling the best floor tile selection in the Thousand Oaks area backed by a knowledgeable and friendly support staff. When choosing your flooring type, it is important to consider the following criteria:
- Your family’s wear-and-tear
- Style and color preferences
- The spaces to be floored
- Budgetary concerns
No matter what type of flooring you decide to go with, all of these should be top-of-mind throughout the process. The right flooring for you should work easily into your budget, suit your style, and be able to stand up to whatever punishment it’s likely to face. For instance, if you have small children and a couple of dogs, then even the best hardwood flooring is going to show scratches and scuffs, but kitchen flooring tiles that look like hardwood will last far longer, show no scratching, and look just as great – or better! Finding the right flooring is possible, you just need to find the right supplier first.
Visit Transworld Tile
Stop into our showroom to view all of our kitchen tiles, including some of the most versatile flooring options you’ll find in the Thousand Oaks area. Be sure to set an appointment with our friendly staff whenever possible to guarantee that you get all the one-on-one attention you need from our dedicated flooring experts to look through all of our options.