These Kitchen Flooring Materials Feel Great Underfoot

When planning a kitchen remodel, choosing the flooring material is critical for aesthetics and comfort. If you’re embarking on a home remodel and comfort is your number one priority, the flooring material underfoot needs to be soft yet resilient, stylish yet functional. Below are the top kitchen flooring materials that combine durability with comfort, ensuring your new kitchen feels as good as it looks.


For a kitchen that feels as soft as it is sustainable, cork flooring is an excellent choice. Harvested from the cork oak tree, this material is remarkably cushiony underfoot and brings a unique aesthetic to your kitchen renovation. Its sound-absorbing properties also contribute to a more tranquil environment. While cork does require regular sealing to prevent water damage, its eco-friendliness and renewability make it an excellent choice for kitchen upgrades.


Vinyl flooring offers a comfortable feel and immense practicality, perfect for a bustling kitchen. With advancements in manufacturing, it can convincingly mimic the look of wood or stone while offering superior moisture resistance and ease of maintenance. It’s an affordable choice that doesn’t sacrifice comfort, and its adaptability in design makes it suitable for any kitchen renovation.


Linoleum, a seasoned contender in kitchen flooring, is making a stylish comeback. Known for its natural composition and variety of colors, linoleum is comfortable and environmentally friendly. While slightly more susceptible to water damage, high-quality linoleum flooring can remain durable and attractive if properly maintained.


Bamboo flooring offers the warm aesthetic of hardwood with additional benefits—mainly, its resistance to moisture and durability. It’s a great option if you’re looking for stylish, comfortable and sustainably sourced kitchen flooring. Selecting the hardest varieties, like strand woven bamboo, ensures longevity and resilience.

Engineered Wood

For those who love the classic look of wood, engineered wood presents a versatile solution for kitchen flooring. It holds up better against moisture than traditional hardwood and can be as comfortable underfoot. Its layered construction allows for stability and a reduced risk of warping, making it a wise choice for variable climates.

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Choosing the right kitchen flooring material involves balancing durability, maintenance and comfort. With the right selection, your kitchen can be transformed into an inviting space that caters to the feet and the eyes. 

DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of Orland Park can guide you through the selection process for your kitchen or home remodel, ensuring your new space looks beautiful and feels great underfoot. Call us at (708) 578-6832 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation. We serve homeowners in Frankfort, Mokena, New Lenox, Homer Glen, Lemont and surrounding areas.

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