Stuck on which flooring to choose for your new kitchen? Our experts have some insight to help you with your choice.
Kitchen flooring is perhaps the hardest working flooring in your home, withstanding daily spills, high traffic, temperature fluctuations and more. But it’s also an area of our home where we spend a lot of our time, so we want something that looks good and complements the rest of our kitchen design. Choosing the right floor for your kitchen can be a minefield, but luckily there are a wide range of options available to suit your kitchen space ideas.
Stone flooring oozes natural beauty, with no two slabs looking alike and bringing real character and depth to your kitchen. It’s robust, long-lasting and easy to care for. It works with underfloor heating and is a good heat conductor. However, it’s not particularly comfortable to stand on for long periods of time and will show wear and tear over the years. It can also be difficult to source similarly worn slabs if one needs replacing a few years down the line.
Tiling has been a popular choice of kitchen flooring for many years. Tiles come in a range of styles and finishes, fitting in comfortably with a number of decorating themes. As kitchens tend to have high levels of moisture, it’s important to choose a non-porous material for your tiling to avoid staining and damage. If you do choose a porous material such as terracotta, you’ll need to make sure that they are properly sealed and maintained throughout their life span.
Larger scale, high shine or pale coloured tiles can make your kitchen look larger and brighter. Tiles with a pitted surface can add depth and character to your space but are much harder to keep clean!
Willow Kitchens and Interiors supplies porcelain tiles from Marlborough Tiles. We love their extensive range of durable designs and they’re perfect for if you wish to extend the same flooring to other areas of your home. Porcelain tiles also work wonderfully with underfloor heating systems.
Vinyl has gained a bad reputation as a cheap and cheerful kitchen floor covering over the years, but today’s high-quality designs mimic traditional floorings seamlessly and offer comfort and durability at a very reasonable price. You’ll find vinyl flooring that replicates marble, wood and stone as well as bold patterns and geometric designs.
Wooden floors look stunning but don’t always cope well with daily life in a family kitchen, warping when exposed to moisture for long periods of time. Karndean flooring gives you the look of stone tiling or a traditional wood grain but recreated in hard-wearing vinyl. It’s cushiony soft beneath your feet and incredibly durable – perfect for one of the busiest areas of your home. We also find that they’re considerably warmer underfoot than traditional tiling.
Whatever kitchen design ideas you have in mind, Willow Kitchens and Interiors can help. We design and create beautiful and functional kitchens in a style that suits you and your home, taking into consideration how you live.
We hope that you have found this post helpful. Talk to our experts here at Willow kitchens & Interiors about your next project. Give us a call on 01280 822749.