Kitchen floors – how to choose the right one?
Flooring can make or break a room, especially in a space that is as well-used and important as a kitchen. The choice of flooring in a kitchen is crucial for maintaining and enhancing the overall look and feel of the space, as well as preserving the functionality of a room designed for work, rest and play.
If you’re thinking about upgrading the flooring in your kitchen, take a look at the following tips on how to get kitchen flooring right.
Think about what style of kitchen you are wanting to achieve
Different flooring can create inherently different looks in a kitchen, so you need to think carefully about what style you are aspiring.
In a country-style kitchen, solid wood flooring is often a favourite choice, with good reason. Engineering wood flooring can be a more practical solution in kitchens than solid wood, as it is less prone to warping when exposed to the moisture kitchens inevitably attract.
Stone flooring is another great option for traditional homes with more rustic-style kitchens. Stone is extremely hardwearing and durable, making it a great material in kitchens. It also exudes luxury and taste, potentially adding value to a kitchen.
Laminate is a popular type of flooring for more limited budgets, and it typically comes at a cheaper price than the likes of stone and solid wood. Laminate is also easy to install, clean and maintain, and is available in host of different colours and styles.
Being versatile, easy to lay and maintain, and ultra-durable, tiles are also a popular type of flooring in the kitchen. Tiles come in a wide variety of styles and palettes and can be as suitable for a contemporary kitchen as they can in a country-style kitchen.
Rubber flooring has been making inroads in recent years, proving popular among savvy and in-the-know interior designers and homeowners. Rubber is a warm material that has a softer edge than other types of flooring, making it a great choice for contemporary-style kitchens. This hardwearing finish has a bit of a bounce, making it a practical solution to flooring that gets hit with a constant stream of utensils, food, drink and more.
Other types of kitchen flooring that are doing the rounds on the likes of Pinterest, Instagram, and Houzz, is bamboo, herringbone brick floors and whitewashed oak parquet.
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