Kitchens need durable, moisture-resistant flooring. Your kitchen is likely to be one of the rooms in your home with the highest traffic. It needs to withstand regular staining (and therefore lots of cleaning), water spills, and temperature fluctuations and of course, footfall.
This doesn’t mean that kitchen floors can’t be pretty, though, and, with beautiful patterns and finishes available regardless of the material you choose, there’s no excuse for your kitchen floor not to be a major part of the room’s design process.
Here’s our 3 step tick-list on what to consider and look for when you’re searching for the perfect Kitchen flooring for your home.
3 Tips For Choosing The Perfect Flooring For Your Kitchen.
Consider Usage Of Kitchen
Not everyones lifestyle is the same when it comes to their kitchen. Some people have smaller kitchens with separate dining rooms and some homes have their, kitchen, diner and living room all in the once living space. So, before you go making any rash decisions, it’s important to think about the location of your kitchen and how often it’s used. Many say that the kitchen is the heart of the home, but if you’re living on your own and don’t tend to cook for yourself or others too much, that’s obviously not the case.
If your kitchen isn’t used as much as others, you can get away with installing a type of flooring that isn’t too hard wearing. Such as a laminate. Laminate flooring has it’s major pro’s. It looks great and lasts for a prolonged amount of time. However, it can be prone to water damage if installed within areas that are mopped or wet quite often.
If your kitchen is within your living space, you must to consider how your chosen flooring will look throughout the entire space. You want your flooring to look seamless and match effortlessly with the rest of your space.
Avoid Cheap Laminate
As mentioned previously, some laminate flooring can stain, warp and peel easily if exposed to liquids. With laminate flooring, you really do get what you pay for. If you opt for a cheap laminate, you’re usually left with an overly shiny, easily damaged, artificial looking wood effect. However, with brands such as Quick-Step Laminate and Krono Flooring, we’ve got an amazing range of high quality laminate flooring that will look stunning in your Kitchen.
What’s Your Budget?
High-quality vinyl is a good budget-friendly choice. It can replicate lots of surfaces, from wood and stone to mosaics and metallics, or choose patterns, including geometrics, polka-dots or even flowers. This will add a major design element into your kitchen. After all, who says your flooring can’t be the show stopper in your home?