Your kitchen see’s you at your cleanest and dirtiest. From a routine cup of tea through to a fancy family feast, you need to rely on your floors and be confident they can withstand all the spills and thrills that go to ground. To help navigate the choice conundrum, we’ve put together a quick-step guide to the inns and outs of Kitchen flooring options.
Hardwoods like our oak, mahogany and blackbutt floors are ideal choices for your kitchen floor. They’re reliably hard wearing and are fairly resistant to all the spills and stains that come with cooking. Aside from its durability, the major upside to hardwood is that you can sand and restain the surface to create a fresh, clean look. The only faux pas under foot is that standing for hours on solid hardwood can get tiring.
Floating laminate flooring is a great cost effective alternative to hardwood floors. It’s incredibly hardy, easy to install and a makes a great choice for apartments. There are more colour and texture options to choose from in laminate flooring, so matching it to an existing interior is easier than with hardwood floors. It’s incredibly easy to clean and makes for an extremely low maintenance yet durable kitchen flooring option.
Bamboo Flooring is a great environmentally friendly choice for your kitchen. Even though it’s technically a grass, don’t underestimate the resilience of bamboo; it can take on the dirtiest of kitchens. Slightly softer than hardwood, it’s easier on the feet and a pleasure to stand on for lengthy periods of time. As a completely natural surface, bamboo is prone to dents, scratches and moisture. A waterproof underlay is essential, especially in a wet room like the kitchen.
Cork flooring is the most comfy of all the flooring options. Soft and springy, it’s an impact-friendly floor for your back and legs and also cushions the blow when you when you drop your favourite porcelain mug. Made from the bark of the cork oak tree, this flooring option is naturally unaffected by heat, water and mould. Like hardwood floors, when the surface starts to fade or show wear and tear, simply refinish the surface to refresh the look.
Floor Mania know that knowledge and experience make the difference between a good and a great kitchen flooring choice. With square-edged floors collecting less food and dirt than their beveled brothers and direct sunlight factoring into floor choice; the devil is in the details. We’ll help you find the smartest way to a fabulous floor with the right balance of comfort, value, durability and aesthetic.