Tiling your kitchen floor can be fun, challenging, and aesthetically rewarding all at the same time. Now that you are a new homeowner this project is definitely something you will want to personalize to your own satisfaction to make your new home comforting and beautiful. When you are first beginning your kitchen flooring remodeling project, it may seem overwhelming or even complicated. However, after reading this kitchen floor tiling guide, you will have a better understanding of the most popular types of kitchen floors, the basics of financing your kitchen tiling project, and how to easily get your kitchen floors installed using simple and uncomplicated methods.
The most popular types of kitchen floors include vinyl, tile, laminate, wood, and linoleum. Some consumers even choose carpet if they cook for long periods of time, because it offers the most comfort. On the lower end of prices you will find vinyl, laminate, and linoleum to decorate your kitchen floor. However, on the higher end of pricing you will find carpeting, tile, and wood, and the prices on these types of flooring choices are highly dependent on where your shop. Therefore, it is very important that you do research before you make your final decision on the type if kitchen flooring you will choose.
Before you decide on the type of tile flooring, consider the measurements of your kitchen floor area first. This will help you determine the financing needed to allocate for your kitchen tiling project. Many options are available for financing your tile project. Before you buy some sellers will give you a remodeling incentive to sweeten the deal for purchasing the home. Conversely, if the seller refuses a remodeling incentive, or if you have already purchased your home, you still have other options in financing your kitchen flooring project, like credit cards, bank lending, or even equity lending. It is wise to get a free estimate of flooring renovation cost from an expert before you begin you project. They will tell you the condition of the floor underneath and then you will have to decide if you will install flooring underneath the cabinets. If the flooring beneath your current kitchen flooring design is in good condition then you are in good shape to begin your kitchen remodeling project. However, if the expert finds it in poor condition, then you need to be prepared financially for unexpected of hidden costs.
If you are a brave do-it-yourselfer, then you can finish your flooring project with some effort and elbow grease from your friends and family. So follow these steps to a great finished kitchen flooring project.
- The first step after you have gathered your tools and the right amount of flooring materials is to remove the current flooring material, and then thoroughly clean the area.
- Now you will need to mix the flooring adhesive, and begin applying it to the bare floor in a small but even area. Keep in mind that you will need other tools as well to help to lay down the tile. For instance, you will need spacers to makes sure that the tiles are laid down evenly. You can purchase kits that include all of the tools you need to tile your floor at your local hardware store.
- After you have laid down the tile, you will need to let it dry according to the manufactures instructions for adhesive drying time.
- After this period of drying, the next step is to apply the grout and give this ample time to dry.
As you can see, tiling your kitchen floor is simple with a little preparation and planning. Keep in mind that you can apply sealants or wax coating to your tile floor to keep it protected and beautiful.