Some great ideas to set your kitchen floor
Flooring in any room or place in your house is extremely important. Kitchen, for a fact, is the busiest room in your house and so cleaning and maintaining its flooring can be both troublesome and hectic. The flooring in your kitchen must be practical, durable and should have the ability to handle wear and tear. You can achieve all of these things, along with some stylish flooring which looks good too. This article provides some really amazing ideas that will make your kitchen look awesome.
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Choose your material
Modern porcelain tiles tend to be the most hard-wearing, and they are waterproof, stain resistant and scratchproof, as well as easy to clean. Natural stone will last a lifetime if properly installed and treated, but it’s porous and must be sealed. Solid and engineered wood floors are warm and offer character, but tend to be less durable (although solid floors can often be refinished).
Think about pattern
Patterned and shaped tiles can be used to create a feature floor, or to ‘zone’ an area, such as underneath a dining table. Natural colours and worn-in, aged looks are ideal for a vintage patchwork effect, while parquet patterns in stained and textured timbers are a modern take on this traditional and elegant floor.
Polished Concrete Floors
Looking for the toughest floor covering for your kitchen, that is also effortlessly cool? Opt for polished concrete. Perfect if you’ve got an extremely uneven floor surface, as you simply concrete over. It’s also extremely low-maintenance, hard-wearing, and can help reflect light around the room.
Laminate isn’t just a cost-effective flooring option – modern laminates can come with a guarantee for 25 years or more, are super-durable and can be used with underfloor heating. This warm gloss finish contrasts perfectly with the monochrome cupboards and chairs.
Mimica porcelain tiles
Mimica porcelain tiles are becoming increasingly realistic, making them a popular choice for cooking and dining areas, thanks to their durability and easy maintenance. These Argento Sycamore porcelain planks look just like the real thing, are available in a large format and require no sealing.
Travertine flooring in kitchen with grey-green units
Bring the beauty of natural travertine flooring to a country kitchen. Natural color variation is part of the charm of this stone, shown here in slabs of differing sizes. It’s a great choice for this Shaker-style kitchen with pale worktops, which features a classic butler sink.
Farmhouse kitchen with antique worktable and stone floor
A pale stone floor is a lovely addition to any country kitchen. Get the effect with a limestone tile, or choose a modern lookalike in porcelain. In this 17th century farmhouse kitchen an antique work table sits comfortably alongside Shaker style units finished with traditional cup handles.
White kitchen with large island and dark wood floor
Bring warmth to a white kitchen with the rich tones of wood flooring. Country details to copy include a wall-mounted plate rack, corner cupboard and the classic island unit, which offers plenty of storage.
Open plan kitchen with peninsula unit and reclaimed flooring
The vintage look of this open-plan kitchen is given a helping hand with a reclaimed wood floor. Choose a waxed or oiled rather than varnished finish and scratches or damage can be easily remedied. The peninsula unit with a practical wooden worktop doubles as open display shelving.
White kitchen with patterned flooring
Be adventurous with a statement floor. These vinyl tiles add interest to a large space and liven up plain cabinetry? Ideal for stamping personality on your home.
Kahrs Beech Bacarat Shine Collection
Wooden floors are a great choice for kitchens and kitchen-diners, provided they are treated so that they are resistant to spills and stains. This flooring has a black semi-transparent stain and a high-gloss lacquer. Sealed properly, it looks fantastic when paired with white glossy units.
Get creative with grout: match it to the shade of the tiles for a continuous effect or pick a contrasting color to really make it stand out. In this simple scheme, smoky-black slate is surrounded by pale grout, creating a rustic farmhouse look.
Lapicida white kitchen
This kitchen is anchored with elegant marble on the walls and floor for a cohesive look. Marble flooring has a crispness that makes it ideal for modern homes, new-builds and even period properties. No wonder it is extremely popular.
Random-sized floor tiles
One way to create a relaxed kitchen look is to lay tiles in several sizes in a random pattern. They’ll add interest to your scheme, while freestanding cabinets will continue the laid-back feel.
One of the best ways to add character and warmth to a white kitchen is with dark-wood flooring. Here, the boards have been laid lengthways to make the room appear longer.
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