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What Makes a Good Kitchen Floor Material

When selecting a kitchen flooring material, it’s essential to consider factors that contribute to both safety and aesthetics. While choices may vary based on budget, personal taste, and household requirements, certain criteria should be met for optimal functionality. A reliable kitchen flooring material should be:

  • Resistant to wear and tear
  • Resistant to water or waterproof
  • Resistant to stains
  • Easy to clean.

Several materials, including vinyl, ceramic tiles, luxury vinyl tile (LVT), and natural stone, meet these criteria. However, LVT stands out as a favoured choice for homeowners due to its affordability, low maintenance, aesthetic versatility, and enhanced durability compared to traditional vinyl. LVT is not only easy to clean and moisture-resistant but also offers the convenience of self-installation with sufficient experience.

Amtico lvt kitchen flooring

What Constitutes the Safest Kitchen Flooring Materials?

Ensuring the functionality and safety of your kitchen, especially if it serves as a multifunctional space for gathering and relaxation, requires careful consideration of flooring materials. Look for the following safety features:

  • Water resistance
  • Slip resistance
  • Ease of cleaning

LVT floors, with their vinyl finishes, provide a comfortable and secure solution for kitchen flooring. These floors are water and slip-resistant, making them capable of withstanding spills while ensuring a stable footing. The easy cleaning and maintenance of LVT further contribute to a hygienic kitchen environment.

While ceramic or porcelain tiles and natural stone are alternatives, it’s essential to note that they can become dangerously slippery when wet. Professional installation is recommended for these options. Additionally, grime accumulation in tile crevices and the discomfort of standing on bare natural stone for extended periods are potential drawbacks.

Other materials, such as engineered wood, polished concrete, and cork are also suitable flooring options but come with their own set of pros and cons. Assess your specific situation to determine the most suitable flooring material for your kitchen, considering factors such as comfort, maintenance, and safety.

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Karndean LVT Kitchen

LVT – Different Colours and Patterns

If you’ve chosen Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) as your preferred kitchen flooring material and are in search of inspiration to elevate your kitchen’s appeal, read on. Whether your style leans towards modern minimalism or embraces intricate patterns, we’ve got your kitchen covered!

Elevate your kitchen with the elegance and durability offered by the range of brands available at the Floorstore.  With such a wide choice to choose from by leading manufactures such as Karndean, Invictus, Amtico and Sanders & Fink to name just a few you are guaranteed to find a luxurious yet resilient flooring for your kitchen. Engineered for slip resistance, easy maintenance, and family safety, these luxury vinyl tiles come in an array of colours and designs, even mimicking the natural aesthetics of wood and stone for your visual satisfaction.

Classico Chessboard LVT Kitchen flooring

Design Tips

Bold Monochrome: Achieve a chic and minimalistic kitchen design by opting for a bold monochrome approach. This design seamlessly combines white and black vinyl tiles, showcasing your distinctive taste and creating an illusion of spaciousness. Experiment with mosaic arrangements, geometric shapes, or bold stripes to leave a lasting impression on your guests.

A touch of the vintage: Explore a myriad of charming patterns to adorn your kitchen floor with LVT. With a range of shapes and designs available, you can replicate the look of high-end materials like stone and wood while ensuring your floor remains family-friendly and easy to maintain. Try a herringbone pattern with rustic, earthy tones for a farmhouse feel, or go for a neutral-tone plank to add elegance and sophistication to your kitchen.

Classic Checkerboard: Embrace the timeless appeal of a classic checkerboard design for your kitchen. Alternating black and white tiles creates a chessboard-like look that complements any colour or design scheme. Beyond its aesthetic appeal, the checkerboard pattern is practical for busy kitchen spaces. The tiles are easy to clean, maintain, and can effectively conceal stains and spills, ensuring a consistently clean appearance.

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