For many of us, the kitchen is the most used room in the home. It’s the heart of our home, where we congregate after a long day, entertain our guests, and make our master meals. For this reason, it comes into contact with a lot of usage and abusage, so it’s important to get the flooring right. We need flooring that’s going to stand up to all the abuse it’s going to get in the kitchen, as well as remaining stylish and impressive. While wood flooring certainly has its own benefits, it’s not always the best choice for the kitchen. Let’s have a look at some of the top choices.
Luxury Vinyl Tiles
LVT is, we think, the perfect option for the kitchen. It’s highly practical being water, stain, and scratch proof, as well as extremely durable (which is very important, since the kitchen experiences high amounts of foot traffic). Not only this, but LVT comes in very convincingly replicas of natural products such as stone and wood, that often it’s impossible trying to tell it apart! You don’t even have to sacrifice gorgeous looks, you can certainly achieve that beautiful wood effect in your kitchen with LVT, but just with better practical features and at a much more affordable price.
Another worthy mention. Like LVT, laminate is highly durable and practical, being stain, water, and scratch-resistant as well as looking very similar to natural products. The best thing about laminate however is that it is extremely affordable, so ideal if you’re on a tighter budget or a first-time buyer who needs something cheap and cheerful with minimal stress!
Stone looks gorgeous, it can’t be denied. Plush and luxurious, the stone will add a real wow factor to your home. The other benefit is that it is very durable and won’t get damaged by much, stone is usually there for life! However it can get cold and things will smash if they are dropped, so just be aware of this.