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Kitchen Flooring: Hard vs. Soft

Posted May 15th, 2008 under renovations and repairs.

For the last 10-15 years, there has been a trend toward hard flooring in kitchens. Be it ceramic, marble, or even granite or other stone, these floors are considered desirable because of their inherent beauty and the feeling that they are easier to service.

However, a hard floor is unforgiving to dropped items, making them more likely to chip or shatter. In addition, and more importantly, a hard floor wears on your hip joints - an area that becomes a problem for many people in later life.

For these reasons, you may wish to consider a soft flooring for your kitchen. Cork, wood, and cushion flooring are three options that can look as beautiful - and are just as easy to clean - as a hard floor.

Trying to decide which type of flooring is best for your kitchen? Just ask me, I'll be happy to help.

--Peter

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