Forget everything you know about vinyl that dates back to your childhood. Today’s vinyl offers superb qualities and is water resistant, making it the perfect flooring solution for kitchens. Modern kitchen trends favour water-resistant materials and you will thus add value to your home with the luxury vinyl planks available from Top Carpets & Floors.
Here’s why luxury vinyl flooring is amongst the hottest water-resistant kitchen flooring options today:
Superior Wear Characteristics
You need a highly resilient floor for the kitchen where pots and pans could be dropped. In addition, the kitchen is a high-traffic area. Spills occur on a regular basis and the floor is subjected daily to dirt and grime. You need a floor that can be cleaned easily and this is what makes vinyl great. It is easy to sweep and mop, and the floor surface is scratch resistant, as well as being reasonably dent resistant. It is also a superb choice for the bathroom or the laundry where water spills can be the norm rather than the exception. Since vinyl does not absorb the moisture, the risk of mildew or mould growth in the moisture-rich bathroom or laundry is minimised.
Looks Similar to Wood
Luxury vinyl flooring is just as beautiful as hardwood, but at a fraction of the cost, and you have more flexibility in patterns and designs. You can have the exotic look of hardwood in the kitchen, but with the added benefit of the floor being water resistant. Another benefit is that vinyl is far easier and cheaper to maintain than hardwood.
You can make a unique statement because of the modular characteristics of luxury vinyl planks. You can play around with layouts to create a contemporary look and feel with intricate layouts.
With vinyl being a floor surface that can work almost anywhere, you can even install it on the stairs and in hallways. With its durability, it is well suited to high-traffic areas.
Create a Retro Look and Feel
Kitchen flooring trends lean toward unique styles and today you can even combine two colours to create a retro look and feel that will spice up the kitchen.
Application on Other Surfaces
One of the benefits of luxury vinyl is that it can be installed on top of the old floor surface without having to strip the floor down to concrete level. This can save a lot of money when you are renovating the kitchen or bathroom.
In a nutshell, here are the reasons for luxury vinyl flooring being popular also as kitchen floor surfaces:
- Slip resistant.
- Moisture resistant.
- Environmentally friendly.
- Easy to maintain.
- Easy to install.
- Modular, and can thus be added onto or changed.
- Provides sound insulation.
- Provides a warmer underfoot surface than many hard floor surfaces.
- Scratch resistant because of the protective layer.
- Unique textures available.
Add flair and style to your kitchen and bring its surface in line with the latest kitchen flooring trends. View our full range of vinyl flooring options and visit the Top Carpets & Floors showrooms or call on our experts to help you select a floor style that will suit your requirements.