Today, our kitchens are as much about entertaining guests as they are about preparing food. But if you’re redecorating your kitchen, you don’t need to splash out on new appliances to create a striking look — a few practical flooring options can be just as effective at transforming your culinary space.
Kitchen flooring has to be tough. You need the kind of flooring that can take a lot of footfall. Then you’ve got spills, stains and cooking mishaps, meaning carpet is out. Rugs are a bad idea, too — no one wants to trip carrying a pan of boiling veg!
You need a material that’s water resistant and easy to clean, but also beautiful. Enter vinyl and laminate to save the day. Both of these flooring types come in an array of gorgeous finishes, but what tips and tricks should you bear in mind when fitting them in your home?
Vinyl flooring for kitchen ideas
Vinyl comes in traditional ‘lino’ rolls, or can be laid as separate tiles. It depends on the shape of your kitchen as to which one will work best for you.
Either choice gives you a full spectrum of classic designs and colours and most vinyl floors come with a five year warranty for added peace of mind.
When fitting vinyl flooring from a roll, the process is largely the same. You’ll need to prepare the floor and measure the space in the same way but fitting the flooring will be slightly different.
For more tips, click on the link to learn more about how to fit vinyl flooring.
Laminate: direction and style
Laminate flooring can also be used in your kitchen. And if you’ve used laminate elsewhere, you’ll end up with a harmonious look throughout your home.
Of course there’s the warm and gorgeous tones of the traditional wood-effect options. But did you know that you can use stone-effect laminate to create the kind of sturdy and luxurious look that’s perfect for kitchens?
For more tips, click on the link to learn more about how to fit lamiate flooring.
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