Flooring For Our Kitchen: What Are The Best Options?
For most of us, the kitchen is the heart of our homes and we want it to be stylish as well as practical. With wood flooring being very popular at the moment, many homeowners are choosing to lay it in their kitchens. While it does come with its own benefits, it’s not always the most fitting choice for the kitchen. Luckily, there’s plenty of other options which will give you easier maintenance, you’ll be spoilt for choice!
Solid wood is without a doubt one of the most luxurious and beautiful flooring choices available, perfect if you’re wanting to get a posh look to your home. Not only does it look amazing, but it lasts for a lifetime if cared for properly. However, with this being said we wouldn’t recommend it as the best choice for the kitchen for a number of reasons.
The first is that it is no good when it comes into contact with water, obviously a big no when it comes to the kitchen because of all the spillages! It is also no good at coping with fluctuating temperatures, so you can’t install under floor heating.
With all this being said, if you’ve fallen in love with the look of real wood then you can still get engineered wood that gives the same look but with much better practical benefits. You can pair it with underfloor heating and it can cope with more water exposure, not to mention it’s a lot cheaper!
With all this being said, it’s worth looking at some other options for your kitchen floor. Laminate and luxury vinyl tiles are the obvious next contenders. Both very resilient and practical, they’re a classical choice for the kitchen. Laminate will cope with heavy use without showing wear and is scratch, stain and waterproof, which as you can imagine is perfect after all the elements your kitchen floor will come into contact with!
LVT on the other hand is full proof to water, stains and scratches as well as looking strikingly similar to natural products such as real wood and stone. Much easier to clean than solid wood and much more affordable, laminate or luxury vinyl tiles are the best options for your kitchen.