The kitchen is the one place families gather, loved ones cook romantic meals and your child’s first screaming high-chair experience.
It’s an important part of your home so if you want to make it extra special, decorate it with a sleek interior that will make your friends jealous.
It’s all well and good choosing the cupboards, colour and materials for your kitchen but the most important aspect is the floor.
It’s an important decision as you have to consider many things including, its durability, price, maintenance and overall look. After all, it’s going to be in your home for a long time!
This guide will help you decide which flooring is the best for your kitchen while weighing up the pros and cons of each flooring type.
If you’re looking for a floor that has a range of styles, then nothing beats floor tiles for your kitchen. Floor tiles come in a range of finishes, materials and styles ranging from matt and textured, to stone and ceramic.
Floor tiles are easy to clean and maintain. Only use warm, soapy water for natural tile like stone, but you can use mild detergent on porcelain and ceramic.
You can vacuum on any tile, but we recommend you sweep and dust first to get any harsh pieces of gravel. Ceramic and porcelain tiles are incredibly durable and long-lasting.
This is due to its strong and natural properties that can withstand heavy footfall. Perfect for those who live in a busy household.
LVT is one of the all-rounders of flooring, it’s water-resistant, scratch-resistant, durable and can take heavy foot traffic. Not to mention, it has an easy click joining method that allows you to install it yourself.
Luxury Vinyl Tiles come in many colours and patterns, so you can enjoy the natural look with an added textured surface. Your guests will be surprised when they find out it’s not real wood!
It’s stronger than laminate wood flooring, although they both carry similar properties. Laminate is just a little more affordable!
The second best to solid wood. Engineered carries all the same properties as solid but it’s easier to care for. Engineered wood has multiple layers of recycled wood and is topped with a layer of solid.
This means that you can enjoy the look you love without having to worry about constant maintenance, for example, cleaning liquids up right away. Engineered wood flooring is also suitable for under-floor heating.
If you have a small kitchen and want to utilize your space effectively, avoid installing radiators and swap for under-floor heating.
If you’re looking for a cheaper alternative to solid wood, then engineered is the choice for you. It comes in a range of colors and styles that can cater to your specific taste, If you have a modern or farmhouse kitchen, choose light engineered flooring to bring an airy feel to your space.
Solid wood is prized for its beauty, elegance and durability. It’s a floor that comes in a range of patterns and finishes that transforms your kitchen in an instant.
You can choose from different types of woods including walnut, oak, acacia and bamboo. Materials vary in price, so if you’re looking for solid wood that’s more affordable, go for regular oak.
Walnut is on the high end of the line with its versatility and unique colour.
Solid wood shines best when water isn’t splashed everywhere. With it being a natural material, water can seep through the cracks that make it warm.
Nobody wants a warped floor, it will look uneven and dull. Simply sweep first and vac to clear up tiny bits of gravel. Finish by cleaning your floor with a damp mop or cloth to clean any bits of dirt and dust.
Solid wood is one of the best if you have a busy household. High traffic areas in your home need a durable floor. Solid is here to save the day.
While marble is extremely luxurious, it’s also expensive and slippy. We wouldn’t recommend installing it as a floor in your kitchen, especially if you have pets and small children.
While it may be completely water-resistant, it can stain easily if not properly cared for. Most marbles are light so dirt and stains will show up more as opposed to a dark, oak floor.
What floor are you going to choose? Let us know in the comments, we hope we made your decision easier for you!