How to choose the perfect kitchen flooring
Kitchen flooring is an underrated but essential part of your home décor. The choice you make will have a big impact on the overall look and feel of your property, and as the kitchen is the heart of the home, it’s worth carefully planning your flooring with as much precision as all the other elements that may seem more obvious.
But how do you make the right choice? Here’s a quick look at how to select the perfect kitchen flooring for you.
Key considerations for your kitchen flooring
- Thinking about design and style are important, but there are other factors to consider during the decision making process:
- What’s your budget? This will help narrow down the materials and flourishes that you can afford, and ultimately save you time. Be sure to factor in all the costs – including the cost of installation.
- Consider your lifestyle. Do you need an easy-care floor or can you handle materials that are more high-maintenance? Before you choose, check how often you’ll need to treat, maintain or replace your flooring.
- Choose based on your property. Some materials won’t suit your home, but might look fantastic in another property. The ideal floor will be a blend of great aesthetics and practicality.
Natural stone or porcelain tiles
These are both timeless options that will work well in a wide variety of spaces. Natural stone tiles provide a clean look that suits both more traditional and minimalist styles, giving you plenty of flexibility with how you decorate the rest of the space.
Porcelain tiles are fantastic for anyone wanting an easy-care, low-maintenance floor, since they will generally be resistant to scratches and require very little upkeep. You can also find porcelain tiles to suit most budgets, making them an accessible choice as well.
Wood may not feel like the most natural fit for a kitchen, but it can be surprisingly flexible when treated appropriately to deal with any spillages! Wood is quite a traditional-looking material, but can match different trends from the contemporary to the timeless.
As with all other styles, consider who will be using the room and how your choice matches what you want to get out of your own kitchen.
Vinyl is often a budget-friendly choice as opposed to ‘real’ materials such as wood, stone or porcelain. Kitchens thrive with a low-maintenance material, so vinyl has often found itself as a popular option, as well as a practical one.
There are lots of customisations that elevate vinyl tiles above the everyday, with many mimicking more complex materials in look and feel.
Get in touch today to chat to one of our design specialists to chat over your flooring options.