Kitchens are often the busiest and messiest part of a home. They are also where memories are made. Families invest a lot into the right furniture, accessories and equipment for the kitchen…but what about the kitchen flooring?
If your only kitchen memory from childhood is an orange and brown shabby, curly-ended vinyl floor, you will be relieved to know that quality kitchen flooring does not have to break the bank today.
The right flooring in the kitchen can last years, withstanding even the toughest of cooks and their guests, which is why it is such a solid investment.
These are the 7 characteristics of a quality kitchen floor:
- Beautiful and stylish.
- Quiet and comfortable under foot.
- Low maintenance.
- Water resistant.
- Quick to install (professionally).
- Warranty backed.
With the expanse of modern flooring solutions available today, there really is no need to be conservative or live with an unsightly floor in your kitchen.
Here are 2 popular choices for kitchen flooring:
Its popularity stems largely from the fact that it is a great imitator of real hardwood surfaces, but at a fraction of the cost. It is also hardy and tough so can be installed in areas where you actually would not be advised to put hardwood flooring.
Made from synthetic wood material, laminate flooring has a resin core which is topped with a photographic applique (which looks like a hardwood surface).
It is the by the far the most popular residential flooring today, especially for kitchens. Selected laminates are water resistant too, making it very easy to keep clean.
Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT)
Another durable, low maintenance and affordable choice. The nature of a kitchen may lend itself to real hardwood floors, but kitchens are not a suitable match for this type of flooring. LVT is a great mimicker of hardwoods, so you can have the stylish look without the hassle of damage and other maintenance issues.
Laminate and LVT come in a large variety of colours, textures and patterns. Whatever you choose will completely transform your kitchen into a truly unique living space, sure to impress even the harshest of critics.
Both these flooring types are also great value-for-money. This is worth bearing in mind if you want to quickly spruce your home up before putting it on the market. Quality flooring does not go unnoticed by prospective buyers.