These Kitchen Flooring Materials Feel Great Underfoot

When embarking upon a kitchen remodel, choosing the right flooring is crucial for both aesthetic appeal and comfort. For those who prioritize comfort underfoot during the countless hours spent cooking or cleaning up, DreamMaker Bath and Kitchen of Aiken has identified a range of materials that offer resilience and relief. Here’s a look at the flooring options that won’t just withstand the test of time and use but will also pamper your feet with every step.


Cork is an exceptional choice for kitchen flooring that provides a high level of cushioning. Harvested sustainably from the cork oak tree, its variety in colors, patterns, and textures makes it a versatile choice for any kitchen aesthetic. Though cork can be susceptible to scratches and dents, these can be mitigated by regularly applying a protective layer of wax or polyurethane and outfitting furniture with protective felt pads.


Linoleum, crafted from natural materials such as linseed oil and powdered cork, is soft underfoot and highly durable. It’s a flooring option that offers an array of color choices and patterns to complement any kitchen design. Despite its softness, it can stand the test of time with proper care, including the application of a protective finish to extend its lifespan. If budget is also a consideration aside from comfort, then linoleum is a choice worth looking into in your home remodel.


As a budget-conscious selection, vinyl flooring presents an endless array of styles and colors. It’s softer underfoot compared to other more durable materials, often used in creative, playful designs. While it’s less durable than other options and susceptible to damage, its affordability and ease of replacement make it a popular choice for kitchens where the comfort of standing is important.

Engineered Hardwood and Bamboo

Wood floors and their sustainable counterpart, bamboo, offer a warmer and more forgiving surface underfoot than stone or tile. They add warmth and can be more forgiving on joints. However, wood requires sealing after installation to protect it from water and dirt. Bamboo, particularly the hardy moso variety, can be a sustainable choice, with comfort and aesthetic qualities similar to wood.

Laminate Flooring

Laminate offers a cushioned feel similar to vinyl but with potentially more style choices that mimic the appearance of wood or stone. While it can’t be refinished if damaged, it’s more moisture-resistant than natural wood, making it suitable for kitchens where spills are inevitable.

Mats and Rugs: Easy Additional Comfort

If you still prefer hard tile or concrete floors but still seek comfort, strategically placed gel mats or cushioned rugs in high-traffic areas of your kitchen can provide additional support and relief. It’s a simple, flexible solution that can complement any flooring choice.

Let’s Start a Conversation!

At DreamMaker Bath and Kitchen of Aiken, our team understands the importance of combining style with practicality in your kitchen renovation plans. We’re here to guide you through each step of selecting and installing kitchen flooring that feels great underfoot and meets your comfort and design needs. Call us at (803) 266-1913, or fill out our contact form to discuss your flooring options and begin your journey to a kitchen that delights your senses and soothes your step. We serve homeowners in North Augusta, Graniteville, New Ellenton, Beach Island, Barnwell and Edgefield Park.

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