So, you’ve decided on the layout of your kitchen, but are wondering about what flooring to choose? Here are a few points to think about.
Durability should be on top of your list when it comes to kitchen flooring. In addition to the foot traffic in your kitchen, you will also need to consider the fact that you may drop items on the floor, be it food, utensils, water and so on. You need to therefore ensure that your flooring can endure all of that. If you are looking for something highly resistible, ceramic tiles would be the best option.
If you are going for a modern kitchen, you can’t go with drab flooring. Similarly a shabby-chic kitchen would look odd with modern flooring options. Ensure that the cabinetry, fittings and flooring in your kitchen blend well. This coordination will set the ambience of the kitchen, especially if you have an open kitchen.
You do not want grimy floors in your kitchen. With all the cooking you’ll be doing and any spillage that may occur, you would need to be able to clean your kitchen easily. Vinyl or linoleum flooring is ideal for easily cleaning, while ceramic and wood can also be used.
Stone floors, while generally more expensive, is a great low-maintenance option for traditional kitchens. Bamboo, cork and concrete are other options to consider. Keep in mind the cost of the flooring so that it fits with your budget.
Kitchen Flooring Ideas
December 27, 2014 at 12:37 pm