Kitchen Flooring Materials That Feel Great Underfoot

When embarking on a complete kitchen remodel, one of the most critical decisions you will make is the type of flooring. Fortunately, several flooring materials combine comfort with resilience and aesthetic appeal, further enhancing your kitchen experience. DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of Schaumburg highlights a few examples in this article.


Cork flooring is a star when prioritizing comfort in your kitchen renovation, as it helps reduce fatigue, which is beneficial for those who spend time prepping ingredients and cooking meals. Sourced responsibly from cork oak trees, it is as eco-friendly as it is cushiony. Cork comes in diverse colors and patterns, offering flexibility. Although it can be prone to scratches and dents, maintaining a fresh layer of protective finish and using felt pads under furniture can keep your cork flooring in top form.


Reclaim the vintage charm with modern linoleum. Far from outdated, today’s linoleum is chic and comes in an array of colors and designs. It’s incredibly soft to stand on, highly durable, and easy to clean. Plus, it’s made from natural, renewable materials like linseed oil and powdered cork. 


Vinyl flooring offers a comfortable, resilient solution for a high-traffic area like the kitchen. From sheets to planks, the material’s diverse patterns and styles can mimic more expensive materials without the maintenance concerns. It can handle the occasional spill and flurry of activity with ease.


Wood flooring offers a warm, inviting foundation beneath your feet. It’s a more forgiving surface than stone or tile, making it a favored option for remodeling projects. While it may require a bit more care to prevent water damage and preserve its pristine condition, the timeless beauty and the ability to refinish it over time make wood floors a perpetual favorite in many home remodel projects.

Engineered Wood and Bamboo

For a kitchen that strikes a balance between environmental responsibility and underfoot comfort, consider engineered wood or bamboo. Engineered wood consists of a hardwood veneer atop a resilient core, offering the beauty of wood without as much susceptibility to moisture. Technically a grass, bamboo provides hardness and durability on par with traditional hardwoods and comes from a highly renewable resource.

Let’s Start a Conversation!

Selecting the right flooring material for your kitchen can significantly impact the quality of your everyday routine. At DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of Schaumburg, we are dedicated to helping you make the best choice that feels as good as it looks. Whether you prioritize sustainability, comfort, or aesthetics, we’re here to ensure your kitchen renovation stands the test of time—both in durability and design. Call us today at (847) 973-5097, or visit our contact page to schedule a consultation. We proudly serve Arlington Heights, Elk Grove, Palatine, and the surrounding areas.

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