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5 Kitchen flooring ideas

As one of the most used rooms in the house, it’s important to have durable and functional kitchen flooring. So when it comes to renovating or building your dream kitchen, choosing the right flooring can make a big difference in the overall look and feel of the space.

Kitchen flooring needs to be tough, and easy to clean, however, it can also be a design element that brings style and personality to this room.

With so many options available in the market, it can be overwhelming to choose the right flooring for your kitchen. In this blog, we’ll explore some popular kitchen flooring ideas to help you make an informed decision.

1. hardwood kitchen flooring

Hardwood flooring is a classic and timeless choice for any kitchen. It’s robust, easy to clean, and adds character to the space. Oak, maple, and cherry are popular hardwood options for kitchen flooring as they can be sanded and refinished multiple times, making them a long-lasting choice for your kitchen.

The durability of hardwood flooring depends on the type of wood used, as some hardwood flooring can be susceptible to water damage and therefore time consuming to maintain if spillages are common.

Herringbone and parquet hardwood flooring are a popular choice for kitchens to give showstopping spaces that additional edge. Not only beautiful to look at at, hardwood flooring ages gracefully and is an option that feels warm-ish underfoot.

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2. tiled kitchen flooring

Tile flooring is another popular option for many homeowners with it’s long-lasting and easy to clean nature. Ceramic, porcelain and stone tiles are available in a wide range of colours, patterns, and textures, and you can choose a classic or modern look, depending on the style of your kitchen.

Additionally, tile flooring is water-resistant, making it an ideal choice for a kitchen that’s prone to spills and stains. The downsides are that tile flooring can feel hard on your feet and can be extremely slippery when wet.

We’d also recommend adding underfloor heating to tiled kitchen flooring to make it feel warm underfoot. We love Mandarin Stone’s range of paired back to statement tiles.

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3. concrete kitchen floor

Concrete flooring is a modern and industrial option for those who prefer a minimalist or industrial look. It’s durable, easy to clean, and can be stained or polished to achieve a unique look.

Its a material that looks better with age, and once you’ve spilt that first splodge and once the initial shock resides, the more splodges the better! Concrete flooring can be paired with underfloor heating to keep the space warm during the colder seasons.

It’s important to note that concrete flooring can also be hard on your feet, so adding rugs or mats in busy areas can make it more comfortable, as well as looking good.

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4. cork kitchen flooring

Cork flooring is an eco-friendly and sustainable option for kitchen flooring. It’s soft and comfortable underfoot and has natural insulating properties that can help keep your kitchen warm in the winter.

Moreover, cork is water-resistant and easy to clean, making it a great choice for a kitchen. It’s available in a variety of colours and patterns, giving you the freedom to create a unique look in your kitchen. We love cork in the kitchen! Take a look at Puretree Cork for more cork-filled inspiration.

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5. reclaimed kitchen floor

Last but not least and quite possibly our absolute favourite, reclaimed flooring! From old scaffolding planks to reclaimed church flooring, adding a splash of old with a new kitchen has a certain charm and aurora about it.

Pairing two elements together that are bound to last a further lifetime, and ultimately saving beautiful materials from landfill. Those scratches and scuffs have a lifetime of stories to tell. Retrouvius is one of our favourite places to find such treasures.

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Overall, when it comes to choosing the right flooring for your kitchen you should consider durability, maintenance, and style. All of the kitchen flooring ideas explored in this blog have their own unique set of advantages and disadvantages.

By weighing the pros and cons of each option and considering your personal style and needs, you can choose a flooring that will complement the existing aesthetic of your kitchen and stand the test of time.

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