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How To Choose Your Kitchen Flooring

If you’re thinking of redesigning your kitchen, one thing you may want to switch up is your kitchen flooring; As one of the main elements of your kitchen design, your choice of flooring will have a big impact on the look and feel of the room. 

High traffic levels, heat from cooking appliances, splashes from the sink and everything in between – your kitchen floor is subject to a lot of elements day-to-day. We’ve put together this guide to help you choose your perfect kitchen floor.

Engineered wood

Engineered wood flooring will withstand changes in temperature, humidity and moisture, due to how it is constructed. Engineered wood flooring is extremely versatile, so whether you’re after a rustic look or a streamlined polished look, this can be achieved with engineered wood flooring. Engineered wood is also designed so that it doesn’t expand and contract when the temperature levels rise and fall. This makes it a far better choice for kitchen flooring than solid wood.

Vinyl flooring 

Vinyl flooring is a popular choice as it is an affordable and versatile option. Coming in a huge variety of looks and colours, vinyl can be used to create the effect of a stone floor, ceramic tiles or rich hardwood, and can even be used to create unique designs. With vinyl flooring, the options are endless, so be as creative as your budget allows. 

Vinyl flooring is a great option as it is slip-resistant, making it a great choice for kitchens and dining areas. This type of flooring is also very soft as it has a cushioned felt backing, making it bouncy and comfortable to walk on – this also helps to protect your belongings should you drop anything. 

Luxury vinyl tiles 

LVT is another example of a great choice for your kitchen flooring. LVT allows you to replicate the look of realistic tile effects, with the benefits of LVT being easier to maintain, and is able to withstand more without needing replacing. Popular brands such as Amtico and Karndean offer a vast selection of styles and colours, so you are certain to find something that compliments your kitchen decor.

Laminate flooring 

Wooden flooring can look great in a kitchen, especially if the flooring compliments the wood used on cupboards and countertops. Laminate flooring is cost-effective, durable stain resistant, and easy to maintain and keep clean. For these reasons, it’s a great option to use in high-traffic areas such as a kitchen.

What should you consider before choosing your kitchen flooring?

What are your needs? 

If you have a busy home, with a large family, or you have children, you may need something stain-proof and water-resistant to keep up with the demands of family life. You may choose water-resistant laminate or LVT as these are able to withstand spillages, can be easily cleaned and it takes a lot to damage them compared to wooden flooring etc. 

What is your budget? 

Your budget will determine what flooring material you can afford for the space, and design that you need. You can browse our collection of materials and case studies here to get inspiration. Or, if you are still undecided as to which is the best flooring for you, give us a call and speak to one of our experienced flooring specialists. They can guide you through our flooring options to help you find the best for you and your circumstances.


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