Choosing The Right Floor For Your Kitchen
When choosing flooring for your kitchen, your two most important priorities should be durability and the style of your new kitchen.
Your kitchen floor can change the entire look and feel of your space – for example, lighter or neutral toned flooring creates an impression of space and light. Stronger, bolder colours work well in smaller kitchens, but can be harder to coordinate in larger ones.
Flooring is literally the foundation of your kitchen, and as such, you ought to dedicate a good deal of time establishing your best option/s. As well as looking good, keep in mind that your floor must be durable – it will have spills, heavy traffic and everyday wear and tear to contend with!
Some of the best choices for kitchen flooring are vinyl, ceramic tiles, timber or laminate.
Vinyl flooring is durable, cost effective and available in a range of colours, patterns and styles. It tends to be the most popular choice in kitchen floors.
Laminate flooring, a relatively new product created by laminating a photograph of timber, stone and various other materials onto a board like substrate, which interlocks together with a tongue and groove system that can be directly laid down onto a flat surface as new floor. It is quick and easy to install and incredibly durable.
Tiled ceramic floors are stunning, long-lasting and ideal for an area with high water volume like the kitchen. Ceramic tiles are available in a wide range of designs and styles, so you’re sure to find the perfect option for your kitchen.
Stone floors are gorgeous and full of character, often in inconsistent sizes and shapes due to the nature of its source. Stone flooring can be expensive but has a striking finish.
Hardwood flooring is an excellent choice, available in many different timbers, colours and finishes.
Hardwood floors are durable, beautiful and timeless. They may require refinishing when regular wear and tear begins to show.
Selecting your kitchen floor is mainly down to personal taste, and partly to the requirements of your space. A kitchen that will see more spillage would do better with tiles, but it is possible to make any of these options viable in your space. Our team is on hand to discuss this with you.
Making the right decision now will mean that your kitchen floor will look wonderful for years to come. The finish on a floor can affect perceptions of size and space – lighter floors will make your area look bigger and lighter, whilst darker choices will give a feeling of intimacy and warmth.
Visit our showroom, collect materials, and inspect the quality of the options on offer, investing your time now and making the correct choices will ensure your pleasure in the years to come.