Deciding on what kitchen floor to have is not an easy task, there are many factors to consider:
- how much time do you spend cooking in the kitchen?
- how durable does your floor need to be?
- is it an open floor plan?
- what is your budget?
Here are 6 flooring types that you may want to think about:
Hardwood flooring is an ideal flooring for kitchens especially if:
- you have an open floor plan as it can easily be applied to other areas of your home
- you are looking for a very durable flooring option
- you want a fresh and modern look
- you want it to be warm and visual appealing
Wood works well as it creates a look that never really gets outdated. It’s also low maintenance and moisture resistant if you choose a pre-finished type. Take a look at our engineered wood floor range HERE
Ceramin is a relatively new flooring product and is an alternative to natural stone and tiles. It has all the advantages of ceramic tiles but is more lightweight and easier to install. Ceramic flooring is ideal for:
- an open floor plan
- a durable waterproof floor option which is soft and warm underfoot
- a fresh and modern feel
- an ecological option due to the production method which is low in energy use and emissions
- an easy to maintain and clean option
Ceramin can be used on flooring and walls making it a great option for kitchens and bathrooms. Its waterproof nature makes it perfect for kitchens and its durability is great for those high traffic areas allowing you to apply this to other areas of your home if you have an open floor plan. There are 3 different types of Ceramin in the range – take a look HERE
Ceramic tiles are known as the champion flooring for durability. They are produced and fired at high temperatures that give an extremely hard durable stain resistant tile floor surface. It’s ideal:
- if you like the look of stone
- if you want a low maintenance option
- if you need something that is easy to clean
Tiles can be glazed (glass tile finish) or unglazed (natural earthy tones) dependent on what look you are going for. They are easy to maintain and keep clean but can be very slippy when they are wet and are non forgiving so should you drop something or fall.
Cork floor tiles are a natural product that should not be forgotten when considering a kitchen floor. It is ideal as it:
- provides warmth, comfort and softness under foot
- low maintenance and easy to keep clean
- natural and renewable source
- perfect if you spend a lot of time in the kitchen cooking
Cork is a great option for a kitchen floor not only is it the sustainable flooring choice of the future but it is easy to clean, soft underfoot and it is resistant to mould and mildew. Take a look at our range of colours HERE
Laminate flooring is often the first choice for many home owners due to its wear-resistant nature and that makes it a contender when choosing a kitchen floor. It is ideal because its:
- durable with a tough melamine surface
- an open floor plan
- warm underfoot
- fresh and modern feel
Laminate flooring does look great and is perfect if you have an open plan flooring arrangement as it can easily be taken through to other living areas. It is also warm underfoot which makes it a comfortable option if you spend a lot of time in the kitchen. Take a look at our range HERE.
Vinyl flooring has come along way in recent years and is not only soft underfoot it also requires little maintenance. It is ideal when:
- you spend a lot of time in the kitchen cooking
- you are looking for an easy to clean floor
- you have a smaller budget
Vinyl flooring is a great option if you are on a tight budget. It comes in planks, tiles or on a roll and is very resilient. It is also forgiving should you drop something on the floor meaning less breakages! However, if you have large room you may have joining seams – this can let moisture in over time and trap dirt if they are not tightly bonded.
All of the options above are perfect for kitchen floors but in the end it simply boils down to what factors are important for you and what flooring type suits your lifestyle and budget. If you would like any further advice or help then please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or come over to our showroom and we can take your through all your options.