kitchen flooring

When building a new house, whether it is a standard single storey home design or a luxury two storey home, one of the most important decisions you will have to make is the choices for your kitchen flooring in your new home.

Choosing new flooring requires you to consider a few things:
  • What look are you going for?
  • What area will the flooring be for?
  • What is your budget?

The flooring you choose for your kitchen area needs to be able to withstand heavy foot traffic, spills, and normal wear and tear. Undoubtedly you also want it to look good, but choosing a flooring that won’t need replacing in a few months because it has already begun to show damage is more important.

Apart from the extra expense, it would also become a significant inconvenience to replace your flooring. Read on to learn more about some of the most popular choices of house flooring.

Here Are Our Top Kitchen Flooring Options;

Laminate

Laminate is currently one of the most popular flooring choices for use in kitchens. Laminate floors are formed from moisture-resistant layers around a core of high density fibreboard. The extra layers of protection means that laminate is suitable for any wet area in your home and any kitchen spills will not be a problem.

There is a large range of timber-look laminates on the market, and as they are ultra-durable as well as scratch and water-resistant, they are perfect for houses that will be home to children or pets.

Tiles

Good old tiles are always going to be one of the favourite choices of kitchen flooring as they can supposedly last forever.

Able to cope with heavy foot traffic and spills, as well as not absorbing bacteria or odours, tiles are a pretty safe choice for sturdy flooring. There are also so many sizes, shapes, colours and textures so you are bound to find the perfect style for your kitchen.

Vinyl

Vinyl is hard-wearing, low-maintenance, cost-effective and non-porous, making it a smart choice for your kitchen area. Although once thought of as an outdated choice for flooring, vinyl is now very popular. It comes in a massive range of styles, including concrete, stone, timber and distressed timber look. As well as looking fantastic, it is easy to clean and is non-slip.

Before deciding on your flooring, see what there is on offer. Ask family and friends what flooring they have in their kitchen, and how they find it. Visit display homes and flooring stores for inspiration, and chat to your builder about the style you want.

Although changing any established flooring that just isn't working wouldn't be the end of the world, it could be costly and also inconvenient. Do your homework upfront, and you will be able to enjoy your home for many years to come. For more kitchen flooring tips, or for anything else, get a quote with our friendly team today.