If you are thinking about giving a your kitchen a revamp, one of the elements that you should carefully consider is the floor. The kitchen is the heart of the house. It is where family and friends alike gather and because of this, it is also the part of the house that has the most traffic. Because of this, you need a surface that is durable and resistant to heavy footfall, scratchings and of course to spillages. But not only should you be looking for something practical, the overall aesthetic is important too. That’s why this post aims to bring you different floors and styles to suit a variety of budgets.
One of the key elements homeowners look for on a kitchen floor is durability and the ability to hold up against any spillages. That’s why ceramic tiles make an excellent choice. Not only are they extremely easy to clean, they also don’t require too much maintenance. Ceramic tiles are available in many styles and can help to create a stunning and classy finish for any kitchen. However, if you are looking for a warm feeling underfoot, tiles may not be the best choice. While tiles are excellent at retaining heat, they will only really warm all the way through with underfloor heating. Ceramic tiles are also one of the more expensive floors on the market, so if you have a tight budget you might want to consider other options.
If you prefer a warm feeling under your feet, engineered wood could be the perfect floor for you. It is very similar to hard wood, but it needs much less care and attention. In addition, engineered wood doest expand or contract with temperature changes. Because of the way they are made, engineered woods are more resistant to spillages than their hardwood counterparts. As real wood is available in different species, so too is engineered, offering many different looks and styles. Not only this, engineered wood is also considerably cheaper than it’s solid counterpart. So if you’re looking to imitate the luxurious feel of real wood, but at a fraction of the price – this could be the floor for you!
Laminate floor is a far more conservative alternative to engineered wood, offering you a great wood effect look without the higher cost. Laminate floor is very resistant thanks to the four layers it is made up of. The backing is a protective barrier from the moisture for the rest of the layers, the core gives stability, the image is the layer that imitates wood and finally, there is a protective layer. This flooring is highly recommended for the kitchen as it is waterproof, so if water or any other liquid is dropped on the surface, as long as it is removed straight away, there will not be any stain.
As for maintenance, it is very easy to clean and regularly mopping is enough. Regarding styles, like engineered wood, laminate can also replicate many different styles of wood such as oak or chestnut.
This is the cheapest floor on the market, but it shouldn’t be ruled out by any means! Due to the way that vinyl flooring is constructed, it is totally resistant to water and scratches. It is also very easy to clean and is perfect for someone who suffers from allergies, since it doesn’t collect dust. Vinyl floor provides a warm and softer feeling underfoot that makes is noticeably more comfortable. It too is available in different styles that imitate tiles and wood seamlessly.
So there you have it, different type of floors for the kitchen, now it’s down to you to choose the right one for you and your home!