What Is The Best Flooring For Your Kitchen?Written by: Yarl Christie
Whether your planning the final details for the interiors of your new-build home, or remodelling your old, outdated kitchen, choosing the best material for your kitchen flooring is an important choice. There are some big Do’s and Don’ts when it comes to certain flooring materials that everyone should be aware of before they make big purchasing decisions for their brand new floor. We’ve compiled a handy list to help you make your choice for your new kitchen flooring.
Can you put engineered wood in the kitchen?
Engineered wood is a flooring plank that’s been made of compressed layers of different woods and is ‘engineered’ or designed to offer the look and feel of solid wood flooring without the hefty price tag. Engineered wood also offers some pretty helpful features: it’s many layers combine to give homeowners a scratch-resistant, stain-resistant, moisture-resistant plank of wood that you can place pretty much anywhere in the home. The only place it is not recommended to put engineered wood is in the bathroom. This is because whilst engineered wood is good at fighting off moisture, it is not recommended for places (like the bathrooom) where it is guaranteed to get WET. One of the best things about engineered wood for the home is that you can choose from a huge variety of colours and species at a very affordable price. This makes engineered wood a good flooring choice for the kitchen.
Can you put vinyl flooring tiles in the kitchen?
Vinyl flooring tiles are fast becoming one of the most popular flooring materials in the UK. Long gone are the flimsy, fake-looking vinyl tiles of old. Luxury vinyl tiles now feature PVC-free, environmentally friendly choices that are an impressive replica of natural materials like wood and stone. Yes, you can definitely choose vinyl flooring for your kitchen. It’s a fantastic choice for an affordable floor and is scratch-resistant, moisture-resistant, warm underfoot and is really easy to clean. This is a massive bonus in areas of the home, such as the kitchen, where mess from food prep or heavy foot traffic is guaranteed.
Can you put solid wood flooring in your kitchen?
Solid wood flooring is the premium choice for flooring in any room of the home. It’s by far the most expensive, but offers a beautiful interior and can actually add value to your home. It’s a stylish and classic choice and does have a great lifespan as a flooring choice. However, if you are planning on installing solid wood flooring in your kitchen, be aware that all spills and damp should be dried as quickly as possible as solid wood flooring is prone to stains and is not as moisture resistant as other alternative flooring materials.
Can you put laminate flooring in your kitchen?
Laminate flooring is a great choice for kitchens as it features stain-resistant qualities that mean cleaning spills and food mess is a breeze. Laminate flooring has seen a revival in the last decade thanks to an evolution in its manufacturing which has made it moisture-resistant, scratch-resistant and anti-slip to provide a stable flooring choice for your home. This makes laminate flooring a prime choice for installation in kitchens and pretty much anywhere in the home. There are thousands of designs to choose from, with impressive impersonations of naturally occurring materials like wood and stone now popping up in homes across the globe. It’s also an incredibly affordable choice of flooring for your kitchen.