Five Flooring Options For Your Kitchen


One of the most important factors of any kitchen is the flooring. The kitchen is one of the most used areas of the house and the foot traffic through it is perhaps larger than any other space in the house.

Therefore you not only have to think about style, but also durability too. Thankfully, these days there are many flooring options for a kitchen that can suit a variety of budgets. However, some options are very much better than others.

If you’re considering new flooring for your kitchen, or are in the process of completely renovating the space, a good place to start is researching your options for the flooring.

To help you, we’ve put together five options for various budgets and the pros and cons of each…

Porcelain Tiles

Porcelain tile flooring is often considered the top choice thanks to its heavy durability and versatility. You can get it in a range of different styles and textures, from classic kitchen designs to modern patterns that can really transform a space.

The main reason they’re a go-to for many, however, is that they are resistant to water, stains, scratches and wear and tear, making them perfect for high traffic areas like the kitchen.

Engineered Wood

Engineered wood flooring offers the beauty of real wood with enhanced durability and stability. It consists of a top layer of real hardwood bonded to multiple layers of plywood or high-density fibreboard. This construction makes engineered wood less susceptible to moisture and temperature changes compared to solid hardwood, making it a suitable choice for kitchens.

Engineered wood comes in a variety of wood species and finishes, allowing you to achieve a warm and inviting farmhouse or country feel to your kitchen.

Vinyl Flooring

While vinyl flooring is a good option, it’s towards the lower end of the budget and isn’t as durable as others in this list. However, that said, it’s water resistant and easy to clean, as well as being much softer underfoot which can be more comfortable for cooking.


Alongside this, it comes in a range of styles and can mimic materials like wood and stone, giving you a similar effect but at a smaller cost.

Laminate Flooring

One for a smaller budget, laminate flooring provides another alternative to hardwood flooring. It has a photographic layer that mimics the appearance of wood, stone or tile and a protective layer over the top to increase durability.

It is easy to clean and is scratch resistant, but over time it can wear at a much quicker pace than the likes of natural stone and porcelain tiles. However, it is also a snip of the cost too.

Natural Stone

Similar to porcelain tiles, you can get a real luxurious and timeless look from natural stone flooring. The likes of marble, slate and limestone are among the most popular choices and they are great for withstanding heavy footfall, as well as being easy to manage and maintain.


It can really improve the aesthetic of a home, much more than vinyl or laminate flooring, providing a touch of class and timeless sophistication to your h



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