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Modern and Upcoming Kitchen Flooring Ideas

Given the importance of a kitchen to a family home, it makes sense that this should be the first place you look when renovating a property. Whether preparing for the market or just making a well-deserved change, take a look at the latest kitchen trends before renovating your home.


Farmhouse chic homes involve light cabinetry and rustic wooden floors.


Farmhouse style kitchens are a delightful mix of rustic charm and timeless elegance. Wood and wood-look flooring is growing increasingly popular in homes across the globe as they add a sense of warmth and nature – and this feeling is amplified with a farmhouse style kitchen.

In terms of kitchen flooring, this calls for darker, warmer wood tones. To get that authentic country feel, look closer at the flooring treatment. Keep an eye out for:

  • Distressed wood: Imperfections are right at home in a rustic kitchen! Choosing distressed wood-look flooring makes any kitchen feel impervious to age and adds oodles of charm. Take a look at our vinyl Coretec Plus planks for affordable, stylish flooring.
  • High variation: Much like weathering, increased variation in colour or even plank width effortlessly creates a rustic farmhouse vibe. Our Classic 1050 laminate flooring range is available in some particularly varied styles. Otherwise, consider hard wood floors for natural variance.

Offset these colours with clean white cabinetry and rustic accents such as patterned window treatments. Or, add a masculine twist with industrial-style bar stools and finishings.


Bright, airy flooring is integral to a coastal kitchen.


Light, airy tones aren’t exclusive to your beach house! You can easily bring the shore inland with a coastal style kitchen. This trend involves notes of white, grey blue and sandy blonde and looks stunning in a kitchen that gets plenty of natural light.

Consider laminate flooring for your coastal kitchen – especially if you really are doing up your beach house. Laminate flooring is highly scratch resistant and easy to clean, meaning any sand that gets tracked into the home will be a problem of the past. For your kitchen flooring, consider:

  • Pale planks: A blonde wood look fits perfectly with your coastal vibe while being easily transferable to other styles if you think you’ll be changing things up often. Our Pergo Sensations line offers a variety of pale wood laminates that feel like natural wood underfoot and are extremely water-resistant – perfect for messy cooks, shore-side homes or spill-happy kids.
  • Wide boards: Complete the airy, spacious vibe of your kitchen by using wide boards. These help a room feel especially large and create great indoor-outdoor flow next to a ranch slider or bifold doors. Wide boards are available in all materials including engineered timber.

Finish your beachy look with a blue or green glass splashback and coastal plants.


A sleek, modern kitchen benefits from innovative flooring.


A modern kitchen is in vogue by nature – but what should it mean to be contemporary in 2019? Modern looks should feature bold, smooth lines and dark neutrals. Think of polished countertops and sleek metal fixtures.

For your modern kitchen flooring, consider:

  • Vinyl flooring: While most hard flooring types are suitable for a kitchen, vinyl flooring has come to the forefront of innovation. Vinyl floors are completely waterproof, available in an enormous range of trending styles and infinitely durable. Vinyl floors are often slightly softer than laminate or hardwood, meaning they’re easier on your feet when you’re cooking for a long time. Wood Effect Luxury vinyl planks offer sleek neutral tones perfect for your modern kitchen.
  • Engineered timber: Sustainability is the way of the future – and that’s just what engineered timber offers. These planks feature real plantation-grown hardwood with an aesthetic timber veneer. We have a huge range of engineered timber flooring suitable to any eco-friendly kitchen.


Your kitchen’s flooring matters more than any other room.

A home’s floors take the brunt of our day-to-day activities, and as the social and functional centre of your home, your kitchen’s flooring matters more than any other room.

Kitchen floors undergo heavy foot traffic, food spills and may even be more likely to have heavy objects such as cookware dropped on them. For this reason, you need to ensure your floor is particularly durable and easy to clean. Use our Buying Guides to inform your hard flooring selection process.

With over 40 years of experience as Australia’s largest flooring retailer, Carpet Call are the experts in the trade. Talk to our flooring experts to find the perfect solution for your kitchen floors, combining style, function and affordability.

We’re dedicated to helping you make the best decisions for your home – book a call back today.


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