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How to Add Environmental Style to Your Kitchen Flooring

Seeking modern kitchen flooring? You've probably considered vinyl and other common kitchen flooring, but what about something more unusual? Think bamboo and cork. Yes! Bamboo and cork! It's not as strange as you think! Cork ? Not Just for Wine Bottles Gives Under Foot Walking on cork is almost like walking on air, giving you an almost relaxing experience when you walk in your kitchen. Further, cork's ability to absorb impact means you'll end up with fewer broken plates if, like me, you occasionally drop one while emptying your dishwasher. (If you have young, accident prone children, this feature will serve you and your wallet well!) But don't worry about your kitchen flooring being too soft ? cork springs back to its original shape, which is, in this case, flat. Cork Can Match Your Kitchen Decor Black, green and red are just a few of the colors that your cork flooring can come in, so you can, if you want, coordinate it with your existing kitchen colors.

Green Kitchen Flooring? Further, since no trees are actually destroyed when producing cork, it's environmentally friendly ? thus, not only will you feel physically comfortable walking on it, you'll also be able to take pride in the knowledge that you're doing your part for environmental preservation! A Quiet House? Because cork takes in sound waves, it will help prevent noise from travelling in your house, meaning a rambunctious family activity won't spread to the rest of the home ? at least not by sound waves. Bamboo for Kitchen Flooring? Another "Green Choice" Most people don't realize that bamboo is not made from a tree. It's really a form of grass. As a result, deforestation isn't necessary for you to enjoy a bamboo floor. Essentially, by walking day in and day out on bamboo, you're being environmentally conscious.

Nature Will Make Your Kitchen Attractive When you think of the color of Bamboo, what do you think of? Well, when it's in your kitchen, you'll think of ? and see ? a beautiful gold-like tone. The result will be a slightly rustic, yet warm look for your kitchen floor. But, given the limited color choices, bamboo might clash with your existing kitchen colors, so make sure you view it in the store before purchase. In addition, the bamboo often comes in the form of planks with your choice of vertical or horizontal grains, adding a rustic look to your kitchen.

Not Just Beauty Watching pandas chew bamboo in the wild, you might think it breaks easy, making your kitchen floor unacceptably fragile. But bamboo is actually stronger than oak! Consequently, it can withstand the constant pounding a high traffic kitchen is subjected to as well as easily support heavy furniture and appliances. Perhaps Cork and Bamboo are Viable Options For You?. If you want a natural and exotic look for your kitchen, then consider cork or bamboo.

But keep in mind, it's often more expensive than traditional flooring material. But if price isn't that great of a concern for you, they could each give you a kitchen worth showing off.

Seeking to learn more about unique Kitchen Flooring materials? Go to http://www.kitchen-expert.info for the latest kitchen news and information.



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