We all have that one room in the house we pay more attention to decorating than others. Most of us take pride in our living rooms, whereas some of us enjoy changing our bedrooms look five times a week. However, kitchens have taken the interior world by storm over the last few years, and potential buyers are being put off with outdated kitchen interiors. Kitchens need to be as stylish as they do practical!
One of the key elements in a room is the flooring so and becomes even more important in the kitchen! So, let’s take a look at the appropriate options and what you need to consider when choosing your new floor.
Solid Oak Flooring continues to be one of the most popular flooring choices, I mean, what’s not to love? It’s durable, unique, and gets better with age. Many people can be put off due to its high price tag but it’s something worth investing in. There are different species of wood to explore, for example, birch, bamboo, and acacia. It’s all about personal preference! If your taste is traditional, then dark wood is perfect if you want to achieve a rustic vibe. Or if you’re leaning towards a minimalistic look, a light, unfinished birch will look stunning against lighter worktops and brassy kitchen accessories.
Marble still tops being one of the most elegant materials there is. However, as a flooring material, it is more prone to damage and requires a lot more maintenance when it comes to cleaning. Marble is a luxury, premium material and will leave a hole in your pocket if you have a large surface to fill. Marble follows the same installation process as any other ceramic or stone tile and must be sealed immediately after installation. Let’s have a look at the pros and cons:
- Adds house value
- Cold under your feet
- Slippery when polished
- Scratches easily
- Hard to replace if a crack appears
There are different kinds of tile: ceramic, porcelain, and natural stone. Porcelain tiles are generally much easier to clean as they are water and scratch-resistant. Tiles come in a wide range of colours too which is generally why people choose this material as their floor. Mosaic tiles, generally found in kitchens are becoming more popular in homes today. They are often found in old build houses that have lasted years! Ceramic tiles can be easily swept and mopped, perfect for those who have pets and families. Ceramic is also ideal for areas in your home that are prone to splashes, spills, and mess. For example, your kitchen and bathroom. Overall, tile is one of the most durable options for flooring.
So, are you renovating a new build or just simply bored with your current floor? We hope this guide has helped you weigh out the pros and cons of each type of flooring. It’s not an easy decision if you’re wanting to spend a lot of money!