Hardwood flooring in Toronto- a good choice for the kitchen too
Your selection of flooring material for each room will likely be influenced by how much abuse you expect it to take. After all, kitchens are known to be a gathering place where foot traffic, dragging chairs and dropped food are typical.
Because of this room’s particular needs, you may think that only laminate and vinyl floor options are practical. No one wants to spend a considerable investment on solid hardwood only to see it damaged.
If you have an open floor design in your home leading from dining area to kitchen and living room, a consistent floor material carried throughout is desirable. You can use solid or engineered wood to cover all the adjoining spaces. Today’s engineered options have the look and feel of solid wood with damage-resistant surfaces, so they are a popular kitchen choice. They are made with crossed layers of pressure and heat-treated wood material and resin, so they’re resistant to impact or warping over time. Some hardwood flooring is also suitable for high traffic zones due to its natural strength.
We recommend selecting a hardwood species with a high rank on the Janka Hardness Scale. Maple, Oak and Hickory are a few of the densest and resilient domestic hardwood species.