Hints & Tips
Kitchen flooring is one of the most important surfaces in the home, due to the kitchen being a hub of activity. Kitchens can be blended with dining areas to create a large, open space that unifies everything together. Porcelain tiles are a common choice for kitchens because of the practicality. The material is water resistant and scratch proof, but it’s not the only choice. There’s plenty of opportunity to be creative with your kitchen, which is why we’re featuring a four other materials to consider.
Stone is a great choice for the kitchen because it provides a natural, clean look that can be paired with different colour schemes. For example, white kitchen appliances might work well with a light grey stone floor. Stone is also extremely durable and long-lasting, though remember that it’s porous and will need to be sealed. A popular trend is ‘mimica’ porcelain, which can be used to recreate the look of natural stone.
Polished concrete combines practicality and beauty together. Not only is it incredibly hard and durable, but it will provide your kitchen with a crisp appearance. To achieve the polished look, the concrete is treated with diamond-polishing tools. This gives it a bright aesthetic that reflects light and makes a kitchen appear warmer.
The concrete is low maintenance and long-lasting, but keep in mind that it’s a more expensive option than other surfaces. In addition, the hardness of polished concrete can lead to items breaking easily if they are dropped. Concrete floors also tend to be cold underfoot, but this problem can be solved by installing underfloor heating.
Looking for a uniquely designed kitchen? Parquet flooring could be what you’re looking for. The surface uses geometric wooden shapes. They could be squares, triangles, lozenges and everything in between. A parquet floor will give your kitchen a decorative appearance and the material is easy to install. White kitchen units are a great parquet pairing, as they’ll bring out the warmth of the wood.
Vinyl is a suitable material because it can give your kitchen a luxury appearance. It’s also water resistant and easy to clean, so you won’t have to worry about spills or leaks. Another advantage of vinyl is that it’s a cost-effective material, so you won’t have to break the bank in order to create your ideal kitchen.
At Wilmac Flooring, we specialise in a range of floor materials. We’ll help you find the right surface for your kitchen and you can contact us today on 01244 682100.