Kitchen Remodels in Rockwall, TX
Benefits of Updating your Kitchen
Updating your kitchen is the best way to add value to your home. You want your kitchen tile and backsplash to be beautiful and practical. A kitchen remodel is the very best way to improve the salability of your home while making it more functional for you and your family.
How to Select the Best Flooring and Backsplash for your Kitchen
Floors take a beating under the best of circumstances, but nowhere more so than in the kitchen which is command central for cooking, entertaining, and family gatherings. That said, it’s important to find a kitchen floor that can withstand constant traffic and make the style statement you want.
Your kitchen backsplash will butt-up against your countertops, so it’s important to make sure the two materials and colors complement one another. If you choose a colorful countertop material, you’ll want to choose a neutral backsplash color, but you can incorporate pattern to add interest. From traditional tile to trendy glass, and shiny metal to rustic wood, there is no end to the choices available.
Kitchen Flooring and Backsplash Options
Your kitchen floor, besides being practical and durable, is also a design statement. The flooring you choose will affect every other element of your kitchen design, and with a wide array of materials, colors, and textures available, your choices are virtually boundless. Check out the pros and cons of popular flooring and backsplash materials to decide which ones are right for your kitchen remodel.
− Ceramic Floors and Backsplash
Ceramic tile is an excellent choice for heavy traffic areas. It’s extremely durable and comes in an assortment of colors and styles with the option for decorative borders and designs. Its durability and wipe-clean surface makes it an easy sell, but ceramic tile is also highly customizable.
− Limestone Floors and Backsplash
Limestone floors are a natural durable stone that doesn’t require too much maintenance to keep it looking fabulous. Also, limestone backsplash can make your kitchen feel light and airy. It&’s a porous material so it must be sealed during installation and twice a year for maintenance.
− Cork Floors
Cork is an environmentally-friendly flooring option that comes in a variety of colors. Cork floors are a durable, versatile material, are water-resistant and reduce impact noise.
− Hardwood Floors
Hardwood floors are a popular choice for today's kitchens. It feels great underfoot and creates a warm and inviting look. Today’s prefinished hardwoods withstand heavy traffic and water stains.
− Laminate Floors
High-pressured laminate floors are an affordable alternative that provides a similar look to hardwoods for less money.
− Marble Backsplash
Polished Carrara marble is a classic, elegant stone, but be prepared to wipe off spatters from coffee, fruit juice, wine, or grease quickly as marble stains easily. Clean with a damp sponge and a pH-neutral marble cleaner and wipe dry to prevent water spots. Vinegar and citrus-based cleaners are acidic and will damage the surface, but peroxide can be used to remove stains.
− Plate Glass Backsplash
A creative alternative to common backsplash materials is plate glass. Cut to fit the area between the shelf and the counter, the glass is installed over painted drywall. Plate glass adds subtle, contemporary color and a sleek, reflective surface that's easy to clean. Glass mosaic tiles between the shelf and cabinets add more sparkle and a change in scale for visual interest.
− Soap Stone Backsplash
Soapstone offers an elegant, understated look and is less porous than granite making it easier to maintain. Soapstone is gray, gray-green, or blue-green in color, but a sealant or mineral oil can be applied to darken the color to black. You'll need to reapply mineral oil to maintain it.
− Stainless Steel Backsplash
Stainless-steel can create a sleek, textured backsplash. It's as much a style statement as it is an easy-to- maintain surface. Grease, steam, and food splatter won't hurt stainless steel, but coffee wine, or fruit juice can cause discoloration if allowed to dry on the surface.
− Vinyl Floors
Vinyl is available in a variety of styles and colors in both tiles and sheets. It is easy to maintain and is an excellent choice if you’re on a budget.
Kitchen Flooring & Backsplash Specialists
Still not sure which flooring or backsplash is best for your kitchen remodel? Let the kitchen remodeling specialists at Rockwall Tile and Stone help. We have the knowledge, skills, and experience to help you design the kitchen of your dreams.
Free Kitchen Remodeling Quote
Contact Rockwall Tile and Stone today at 972-489- 5950 or schedule an appointment online for a free consultation for kitchen remodeling services. We’re proud to serve clients in Rockwall, TX and the surrounding areas.