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Best Flooring Options for your Kitchen

Posted on 14th June 2017

Best Flooring Options for your Kitchen

Your kitchen is one of the busiest rooms in the house that sees a lot of wear and tear. It is therefore important to choose flooring that is practical and durable, but is also fitting with your interior design style. Here are a few tips to help you in making your decision!

 

Lifestyle

You need to factor in your lifestyle and how this will impact your floors. If you have small children or pets then your flooring will be more susceptible to scratches and spillages. If you use your kitchen for entertaining then the level of foot traffic can become a problem. The level of cleaning and maintenance you are willing to put in will also affect the type of flooring you choose.

 

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Do you want under floor heating? If so, you need to make sure that the flooring you choose is suitable. In addition, when installing new flooring, check that you have strong enough sub floors that are clean, dry and sturdy.

 

Once you have considered the essential factors affecting your flooring, you can then look into different designs and patterns. Make sure you choose a floor that blends in with the overall design of your kitchen.

 

Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT)

Luxury vinyl is known for being warmer and more comfortable underfoot than wood or tiles, and it is designed to be durable and easy to clean. LVTs can replicate lots of surfaces and is a much more budget friendly option. Karndean and Amtico are luxury vinyl-flooring products and are extremely popular for their protective coating, design, quality & durability.

 

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Wood

Real wooden floors are a great choice for kitchens and look fantastic! Wooden floors are susceptible to damages, so be certain to treat your wooden flooring with a sealant so that they are resistant to spills and stains.

 

Engineered Wood

Engineered boards are the half way point between laminate and solid wood flooring. More and more people are opting for engineered boards as they look just like real wood but are more stable, and easier to clean as they are well sealed. Unlike real wood floors, engineered wood works well with underfloor heating which is another reason why they are growing in popularity.

 

Laminate

If you are considering laminate flooring, make sure that you choose good-quality boards, which are resistant to wear, stains and fading. There are some very realistic and textured designs available on the market, which provide a realistic wooden look at a fraction of the cost. Laminate flooring is also more low maintenance than real wood flooring as it is moisture resistant and does not stain.

 

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Which type of floor are you most likely to use for your kitchen? If you are still unsure of what flooring to choose, feel free to come and see us. We have countless large sized samples at the showroom to help you choose. You can always call us a call on 02083601836 for any advice.

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