With the kitchen being one of the most important rooms in a home to buyers, specifying in-demand finishes can bump kitchen design to the next level. Homebuyers want flooring that lasts years with little maintenance and with no sacrifice to style. Realtor.com rounded up four emerging kitchen flooring trends to consider for your next project. First, marble will not be just for countertops, Realtor.com says. Marble-look tiles are a way to infuse the kitchen with sophistication and porcelain lookalikes can bring that needed durability. Home Depot’s director of trend and design says pronounced veining, warmer color tones, and heavy graphic patterns will be big for marble.
If this trend sounds right up your alley, here’s a tip: For most tile projects, it’s recommended to buy 10% more tile than needed. But if math isn’t your strong suit, an online project calculator can crunch the numbers for you. Prefer to go completely hands-free? With The Home Depot’s licensed flooring installers, starting this project is as simple as scheduling a time to get an in-home measurement.
Wood-Look Vinyl Planks
Hardwood flooring is always in style, but it isn’t waterproof. That’s where wood-look vinyl planks come in. With the look of classic hardwood flooring and the added benefit of being waterproof, vinyl planks are winning over many kitchen renovators. Ready to hold up to the strain of spilled drinks during your first post-pandemic dinner party, this flooring gets top marks for durability.