Nowadays, people’s requirements for decoration materials are getting higher and higher, and some people even choose to use natural stones such as granite and marble in the kitchen in order to achieve the unity of indoor flooring. While these stones are durable and gorgeous, experts point out that natural stone is not waterproof. Long-term contact with water will lead to the deepening of the color of the stone and even the phenomenon of flowers. In addition, if a large area of the ground is wet, it is easy to become slippery, increasing the risk of falling.
Therefore, it is advisable to minimize or not use natural stone on damp kitchen floors.
In addition to tiles, there are a few other options available as kitchen flooring materials, such as stone, metal, and wood flooring. Among them, the stone looks more fashionable, so men are more inclined to choose it. You can choose stone slats and apply a layer of varnish to them, which not only makes them easier to clean but also adds smoothness. Metal as a kitchen floor may be unimaginable, but it is becoming more and more popular abroad. The metal surface has uneven patterns to increase friction, and its fire resistance, water resistance, and scratch resistance are unmatched by ceramic tiles.
Previously, wood flooring could never be used in the kitchen, but now the new laminate flooring designed specifically for the kitchen has been greatly improved in terms of slip resistance, stain resistance, and waterproofing, and can adapt to the special conditions of use in the kitchen. In terms of anti-slip, the surface texture of the floor is treated, which greatly increases the anti-slip performance of the floor, and it will not slip even when exposed to water. In terms of stain resistance, the surface is covered with a special protective layer, which not only has conventional abrasion resistance but also resists scratches. Wooden flooring is used more in villa kitchens because it is easier to maintain.
At present, natural stone is still a widely used material in the kitchen, which is economical and practical. Experts remind us that when choosing kitchen decoration materials, it is necessary to fully consider the moisture-proof function. When the kitchen floor is stained with oil, it can be scrubbed with general detergents and wire without leaving small scratches or stains on the floor.