Don’t get us wrong, at Kitchen Warehouse we firmly believe that a fantastic selection of kitchen cabinets and replacement kitchen doors are one of the main attributes in creating a stand out kitchen that will be on trend for a while. But what about your kitchen flooring? It’s an inevitable decision you’re going to have to make, and one you should think carefully about.
Although not in your eyeline the majority of the time, and will undoubtedly see more spillages and dirty socks than a kitchen worktop will ever encounter, the material and colour of your flooring can enhance the look of a kitchen greatly.
With this in mind, which of the many materials available for kitchen flooring would work for you? Let’s take a look at some of the most popular…
Always fancied a wood finish on your kitchen flooring? Great – but have you thought about the type of wood? Solid wood may become distorted when exposed to differing levels of moisture over the year, so a lacquered option may be something you decide to opt for.
This finish is considered to be more hard-wearing than its solid wood counterpart when it comes to constant use through walking etc. However, wooden floors usually have to be maintained more than other kinds of flooring to ensure that any spillages don’t soak into the material and cause damage.
Stone is still one of the most popular kitchen flooring solutions, and it is easy to see why. It has a beauty that evokes a feeling of natural elegance that always wants to be associated with the kitchen. No matter what kind of vibe you are trying to achieve, a stone kitchen floor can help you get there. Perfect for old school, traditional cottages or new builds, its versatility allows it to stand the test of time.
It is also the most durable option on this list, provided you pick one of the tougher stones. For this, we recommend limestone and sandstone finishes if you would like your flooring to last for a lifetime. After all, the kitchen is the busiest room in the house, and your flooring needs to be able to match the demands placed upon it.
Laminate flooring is a type of kitchen flooring that many people have in their homes and have relied on for decades. The reason being for this is that, when compared to the natural materials mentioned, it is relatively low cost but can still bring about the same aesthetic of a wooden floor. With many different colours and styles available, it is easy to spot why laminate flooring is the go-to for many. The sheer range of options means you are likely to find laminate flooring that works perfectly with your kitchen cupboards.
Laminate flooring is also easy to clean, requiring a simple sweep or mop every week, picking up any spillages that may have accumulated over this time.
Concrete flooring is another durable option on this list – and one that requires very little upkeep. This not only means that cleaning up is a breeze but you can be safe in the knowledge that your flooring will stand the test of time in the most demanding room in the home. So, if you’re looking for flooring that is both smooth and flat and can withstand the foot traffic that is inevitable, concrete is a great choice.
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So there you have it. You should now have a better idea on the best kitchen flooring for you – and if you do, be sure to let us know in the comments! If you have any enquiries about all things kitchen, then the team at Kitchen Warehouse can help.
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