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Kitchen Design

How to Match Countertops and Backsplash

Whether you're designing your kitchen from scratch or replacing just a couple of finishes, countertops and backsplash are two elements that shouldn't be overlooked. The former makes a visual impression while offering a place to prep and serve food, and the latter provides a decorative accent while protecting your walls from cooking splatter. If you can't decide which colors or styles to choose, you've come to the right place. The experts at our Portland flooring company are here to offer insight,...

This clean, modern kitchen design features large format gray tile, sleek white countertop, and bright yellow walls.

How Do You Match Kitchen Flooring with Countertops?

It's easy to get stuck on what flooring and countertop materials to choose for a kitchen remodel. If you're like many homeowners, you might be wondering if they should match. Our Portland flooring experts are here to answer this question as well as offer tips on designing a cohesive space that fits your unique vision. Do Floors Have to Match Countertops? The short answer is no, kitchen floors don't have to match countertops. With the exception of certain stone and tile options, floors...

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Break These 6 Kitchen Flooring & Design Rules in 2022

From cooking and doing dishes to hosting friends and gathering with family, the average person spends a substantial portion of their day in the kitchen. As such, there's something to be said about taking your time when designing the heart of the home. So, what are the rules for designing a kitchen? Our Portland flooring experts are happy to report that there aren't really any! You're wise to give each component careful thought, but that doesn't mean you have to play it...

This ultra-modern kitchen features custom designed hardwood flooring, stainless steel appliances, dark grey cabinets with wood pulls, and a gas range and hood.

How to Coordinate Kitchen Flooring, Cabinets & Countertops

The three most critical design components of a kitchen renovation are the flooring, cabinetry, and countertops. Once you have these materials picked out, the space will come together—but be sure to take your time with the selection process. If you're not sure how to coordinate your cabinets, countertops, and floors, you're in good hands. Find answers to frequently asked questions below, along with valuable tips, insight, and best practices from our Portland flooring and design experts. Should Kitchen Flooring Match Cabinets? Lots of...

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What are the Pros & Cons of Wood Floors in a Kitchen?

There's no denying the timeless beauty and unbeatable quality of hardwood floors. Solid wood planks can be refinished several times, often lasting for almost a century. Also, they provide the most resale value for homes. However, while the flooring material has many benefits, it's not necessarily the best choice for every room—particularly moisture-prone areas like kitchens.  Pros of solid wood floors in a kitchen: Beautiful and versatile appearance Can be sanded and refinished up to 12 times Softer and more sound-absorbent than...

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Tile Flooring Ideas for Any Kitchen Design Style

Tile has been a popular flooring choice for centuries. When you consider its durability, heat resistance, antibacterial properties, and seriously stunning appearance, you can understand why.  If you're thinking about tiling your kitchen floors, you've come to the right place. Here at Floor Factors, we're big fans of classic stone, ceramic, and porcelain, and we've got tons of design concepts up our sleeves. Find details about each material below, along with our best kitchen tile floor ideas. Which Type of Tile Is...

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2021 Kitchen Design Trends Embrace Solid Surface Countertops

As a place where you spend a substantial amount of time with your loved ones, the design of your kitchen is crucial. You want it to be both aesthetically appealing and functional. Choosing the right countertops is one way to bring your design vision to life as well as create a kitchen that suits your lifestyle. New countertop trends can help you achieve the perfect vibe. Here's what you can expect to see for kitchen counters in 2021. What Is the...

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Homeowner’s Guide to Choosing Countertops for Kitchens & Baths

Whether you’re building a house from the ground up, renovating a space you just moved into, or are remodeling your existing home, countertops are an essential piece of the equation. If you’re like many homeowners, you might not be sure where to begin when selecting a countertop material. So, what countertops are best for kitchens? And what about bathrooms? As a trusted resource for kitchen and bathroom renovations in Portland, Floor Factors is here to guide you in finding the right...

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4 Flooring Ideas to Brighten Up Your Kitchen

In many homes, the kitchen is the focal point. It’s where you cook, gather, eat, and interact with your loved ones. At Floor Factors, we understand the importance of having a kitchen you like spending time in. That’s why we think a remodel is never a bad idea.  Kitchen Flooring Ideas for Spring So, what’s the best flooring for a kitchen? If you want to spruce up your kitchen this spring but aren’t quite sure which direction to take, we have you...

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5 Reasons to Use Luxury Vinyl Tile in Your Kitchen

Vinyl flooring has come a long way from its mid-century days. Many people associate vinyl with sheets or peel-and-stick tiles in retro patterns and colors. Believe it or not, modern versions of the synthetic flooring material are nothing like old-school vinyl. Luxury vinyl tile (commonly known as LVT) is an exceptionally durable, high-quality floor covering material with a stunning appearance. Due to a broad range of benefits, it’s a go-to for both residential and commercial spaces. Is luxury vinyl tile good for...