A flooring for kitchens needs to be strong, durable, water resistant and able to cope with continuous changes in temperature and humidity. The kitchen is one of the most used rooms in a home, so you will want a practical but stylish floor covering that matches the rest of the décor.
What factors do I need to consider?
First of all, you will require a hard wearing and durable floor. Kitchens are busy throughout the day with movements throughout the whole room.
Secondly, you will probably want a waterproof or water-resistant floor. This will cope with the splashes and water spills from washing up or spilt drinks!
Furthermore, you should think about a floor that can cope with changes in temperature and humidity. With cooking and heat from appliances like dishwashers and maybe even a washing machine or tumble dryer, you will definitely want a resilient floor. Remember to never fit your floor underneath your kitchen. It should be fitted after the kitchen has been installed. This allows for it to expand and contract naturally with the changes in humidity.
Finally, you should think about the colour and style of flooring you might like for your kitchen. The options are almost endless, so it is worth having a rough idea before you start to look.
What are the best types of flooring for kitchens
We would recommend the following types of flooring for kitchens:
- Waterproof Luxury Vinyl Tile – this is a great choice for a kitchen. It is fully waterproof and looks and feels natural. The floor is designed to mimic the appearance of wood or stone tile flooring. It will definitely be able to withstand the conditions of a kitchen.
LVT – Light Grey Vinyl Floor
- Waterproof Laminate Flooring – Some ranges of laminate flooring are waterproof, so great for any areas where water may get spilt. It isn’t as authentic looking as luxury vinyl tiles, but it is a cheaper option if you are on a tight budget.
Waterproof Laminate – Warm Brushed Oak
- Engineered Hardwood Flooring – This can look amazing in a kitchen, but you will need to keep on top of wiping away spills as it is not waterproof.
Engineered Oak Flooring
- Bamboo Flooring – strand woven bamboo flooring is resilient and hard wearing making it a good choice for a busy area like a kitchen. Like hardwood flooring, bamboo is not waterproof so you will need to be careful not to let spills soak into the floor.
Strand Woven Bamboo – Natural
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