Your kitchen has to withstand a lot – spills, dropped pots and pans, heat, constant wear – so not every material is suitable for this room. Some flooring options will last longer than others, so balancing function and style is important if you’re going to make the right choice. With this in mind, let’s take a look at some of the best flooring options for kitchens.
If you’re looking for a sustainable flooring option, bamboo is a great eco-friendly product. It’s also naturally very strong, so it offers excellent durability. However, it’s important to note that the quality of bamboo flooring is reflected by the length of its warranty, so bear this in mind when selecting a bamboo flooring brand.
Pros: Beautiful grain, long-lasting and eco-friendly.
Are there any cons? It is known to dent, so you’ll need to take care around the kitchen.
Both durable and affordable, laminate wood flooring is easy to install and very soft under the foot if padding is installed underneath. There are also a number of styles and colours available, so it will be easy to find a flooring option that matches your design. Similar to bamboo flooring, ensure you choose a laminate flooring brand that offers a long warranty.
Pros: Affordable, easy to install and durable.
Are there any cons? It’s not considered as valuable as real wood flooring, but for many people, this isn’t an issue.
One of the best kitchen flooring options in terms of water resistance, vinyl can be textured so it looks like wood grain. Sheet vinyl will require professional installation, but tiles are DIY-friendly and easy to install. Vinyl usually starts to wear and fade after approximately 7 to 10 years of active use, but it is one of the most inexpensive options available.
Pros: Water-resistant, looks like wood, and vinyl tiles are easy to install.
Are there any cons? Your subfloor will need to be flawless for the installation to be successful.
Combining the best attributes of both vinyl and laminate, hybrid flooring is exceptionally hardwearing and when properly looked after, will stay looking beautiful for a very long time. It also looks authentic, so guests won’t know they’re not walking on a hardwood floor. Hybrid flooring is known for its acoustic properties and comfort underfoot as well.
Pros: Hardwearing, comfortable and authentic.
Are there any cons? It can’t be resanded, so care is needed to protect it from dents and scratches.
To find out more about any of these flooring options, as well as engineered and timber solutions, contact us at Floor Court today.