Nothing says “renovation” like tearing out your floor and replacing it with something new and refreshing. Your kitchen is a great place to start the upheaval since it sees frequent use and long-term exposure to food, moisture, bacteria, and more. When it comes time to find your new flooring, you’ll have to choose between materials like ceramic, wood, linoleum, and vinyl in a wide variety of colors and styles. Fortunately, the Floor Coverings International Northshore experts can help you decide which option is best for your West Vancouver home.

Ceramic tile in West Vancouver

Ceramic Tile

Ceramic tiles are durable, retain their color over time, and are resistant to stains and bacteria. Ceramic and porcelain are similar enough to be described interchangeably, but porcelain absorbs less water and is slightly more durable. Since porcelain has to be certified, it also comes at a higher price.

Hardwood flooring in West Vancouver


A timeless material that has been used in homes for centuries, hardwood is beautiful, durable, and versatile. Although wood can warp due to moisture, it can still be used in kitchens. Make sure that the hardwood you choose has been treated for moisture resistance, though, since it will surely experience the occasional spill or splash.

Linoleum flooring in West Vancouver


Linoleum flooring is made from a mix of natural materials like tree resin, linseed oil, and ground limestone. It resists stains, is easy to clean, and is more affordable than tile or hardwood. It’s also available in a wide range of colors and patterns, making it a great choice for any homeowner who wants a fun and unique look.

Vinyl flooring in West Vancouver


Vinyl is the least expensive flooring material on this list, and it is quickly become popular with homeowners since it offers the look of tile and hardwood with a smaller price tag. Some homeowners may be skeptical of budget-friendly vinyl, but vinyl kitchen flooring has all of the durability and stain resistance of other materials while also being more comfortable to walk and stand on for long periods.

Are you ready to install one of these flooring types in your kitchen? Then call Floor Coverings International Northshore today! We offer free consultations to homeowners in North Vancouver, West Vancouver, Burnaby, Whistler and beyond.

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