The kitchen is often referred to as the heart of the home and for many, it’s the most important room in the house. The kitchen is a place where family members come together to cook and eat meals, and enjoy each other’s company. This is a room that will be used several times a day and it’s important to make sure it’s perfectly designed for you, your family and your lifestyle.
When renovating their kitchen, lots of homeowners have a good idea of what colour scheme they want and which layout would be best for the space, yet the flooring is harder to decide on. Knowing which flooring is best for this high-traffic room isn’t always easy and there are so many different options available, from ceramic tiles to hardwood flooring and laminate.
If you’re currently trying to decide which type of flooring is best for your kitchen, below we have listed some of the key things to consider when comparing the different flooring options.
Once you have decided on a kitchen style, you need to make sure you’re choosing a flooring type that complements the rest of the design. Whether you have a traditional or minimalist kitchen will impact which type of flooring is best suited to the space. It will also influence the design and colour of the flooring you choose, and you want to create a cohesive interior.
Since the kitchen is such a frequently used space, it’s key to ensure the flooring you install is able to withstand heavy foot traffic as well as everyday wear and tear. Choosing a type of flooring that is durable and long-lasting is always beneficial, especially if you have doors in your kitchen that lead to your garden. You then won’t have to worry about scratches, dents and other damage being caused by people coming and going.
Although the kitchen isn’t as humid as the bathroom, you still need to make sure the flooring you choose is water-resistant and not impacted by moisture. If you have children, they’re likely to drop dishes and spill food or drinks on your flooring. If you have pets, they will probably have wet paws and spill water from their drinking bowls. When your flooring is water-resistant, it won’t be damaged by day-to-day dampness. View our Aqua water resistant flooring here.
The kitchen is a room you need to clean regularly as the worktops and floors get dirty quite quickly. To save yourself a lot of time and effort, you should look for a flooring type that is low-maintenance and easy to clean. Being able to use a hoover and spray mop on your flooring will be incredibly useful, and it will make it easier to keep your floors looking their best.
When thinking of comfortable and cosy flooring, lots of people think of carpet, but this type of flooring isn’t well suited to the kitchen. To make practical flooring, like engineered wood flooring, more comfortable underfoot, consider underfloor heating. This is a convenient and economical way to add warmth to your kitchen, and it prevents you from needing visible radiators. Different types of flooring work best with different underfloor heating systems, so bear this in mind when deciding which type of flooring to install.
Your budget is always something you need to consider when you’re making design decisions for a kitchen renovation. Some flooring types are more expensive than others up-front and you need to find a budget-friendly solution for this room. Don’t forget to think about ongoing maintenance costs and potential repair costs as well.
Exploring Different Floor Designs in Dublin
Hopefully, the information above will help you to decide which type of flooring is best for your kitchen. If you’d like to view some different flooring styles in person and speak to an expert about your kitchen renovation, be sure to visit the Canadia showroom. We have a huge variety of floor designs in our Dublin showroom and we have the perfect solution for every room in the home. There will be lots of inspiration for you to explore.
Our expert team will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about hardwood flooring, laminate and engineered wood flooring too, providing you with everything you need to make an informed decision. You can always purchase your kitchen flooring from us in confidence knowing you will receive a high-quality product that will stand the test of time. We look forward to welcoming you to our showroom.