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How to choose Flooring for the Kitchen

We understand that the kitchen floor is one of the most hard-working surfaces in your home. Some key factors when selecting flooring for your kitchen include; quality, durability, maintenance, cost, and style.

When it comes to quality and durability, it’s important you choose flooring which can handle plenty of foot traffic, as well as stains and spills which come from daily use of the kitchen. Another important factor is the constant change in temperature in the kitchen. It’s important to choose a floor which can cope with those changes. Moreover, consider the ease of maintenance and how easy to clean your flooring material is.

Carpet Call offers a range of ideal flooring solutions for your kitchen from timber to vinyl, and everything in between.

Hybrid Flooring

Hybrid flooring is specially designed to withstand a multitude of demands for a busy household, including rapid changes in temperature, total protection from water, and resistance to scratching. Hybrid flooring is an innovative and impressive material composed of several layers that are specifically designed to withstand wear and tear.

These factors help makehybrid flooring an excellent option for kitchen flooring  that will stay looking and performing at its best for years to come. Hybrid flooring is available in a variety of wood finishes to offer a stylish kitchen look. If you’re looking for kitchen inspiration, check out our hybrid flooring options for a modern kitchen design

Hybrid flooring is easy to clean and can be cleaned using a variety of methods – check out our  Floor Care  range to find everything you need for a spotless floor

Vinyl Flooring

Vinyl flooring is a flexible, affordable, and stylish option for any room in your house - especially the kitchen. Vinyl is extremely hard wearing and waterproof, yet comfortable underfoot, so it’s an ideal solution for a busy kitchen space. Vinyl comes in a wide variety of designs, meaning there is something for everybody’s desired style and tastes. Moreover, vinyl flooring requires little maintenance once it's installed, only requiring a routine sweeping or mopping.

Laminate Flooring

If you’re keeping to a budget, Laminate flooring is a great cost-effective option that is highly durable. Being one of the toughest flooring options, it is scratch, stain and moisture resistant, making it perfect for busy households with children and pets. Laminate is very simple to keep clean, so maintenance is minimal.

Laminate is also very easy to install, making it ideal for DIY projects. Laminate comes in an extensive colour range, from glossy to matte finishes. Laminate floors provide detailed surface textures that are balanced against practicality for a stylish décor option.

Timber Flooring

Timber flooring is a beautiful, natural material which creates a high-end aesthetic. Timber is a timeless choice for kitchen flooring and if properly cared for, is extremely durable. However, being a natural product, it can be more susceptible to everyday wear and tear and therefore requires more care. For example, take extra care to avoid any spills, as unlike other products timber floors are not waterproof. To help prolong your timber floors, a robot vacuum/ mop can be your best friend – it takes care of your floors without lifting a finger (except for maybe the vacuum remote).

For more advice on Hard Flooring throughout your home, check out our in-depth Hard Flooring buyer’s guide

Already have your eye on some hard floors? Book a free home measure today to help you visualise and plan for your new flooring!

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