Kitchen flooring has to deliver on two levels – it needs to look great; but it also has to withstand a battering of knocks, spills, scratches and stains from the pounding it receives on a daily basis.
So, it goes without saying, that choosing the right surface is critically important. Compromising on a new floor is a completely false economy and one we would strongly advise you avoid.
The options are extensive including natural stone, tiles, wood, concrete, porcelain, Amtico, Karndean, linoleum – and there are wide variations within each of those options too. So, choosing the one that fits the bill can prove challenging.
That is why we work closely with locally based trusted flooring professionals who can dip into their years of experience to offer the most practical and honest advice.
The floor you choose needs to work with the units and worktops to contrast textures and colours – so decisions should be made right at the outset of your kitchen planning process. Also remember that if you are considering under floor heating, wood is not always suitable – it works best on porcelain or stone tiles.
Porcelain tiles have historically proved to be the most hard wearing for pretty obvious reasons. They are easy to clean, scratchproof, stain resistant and waterproof. That is why they are increasingly becoming a popular choice in modern kitchens.
Identify your attitude to kitchen floor before you start searching for options. Do you want that clinical, clean, slick look or do you want it to feel more lived in with natural flaws? How much time do you want to spend cleaning it?
Your choice of kitchen flooring could also be determined by both the size and flexibility of your space. If your kitchen is essentially an extended living area, you may prefer to opt for a wooden floor to create a sense of warmth and visual appeal.