Kitchen Flooring – our top tips for a perfect finish

Looking for kitchen flooring ideas? With the vast majority of homes moving to open plan spaces with dining or living rooms, kitchen flooring has never been more important. The flooring used in your kitchen can be a great way to divide the areas and transform your space with a cohesive finish.

When we think about Kitchen Flooring we immediately think of it being hard-wearing, durable and practical – which is correct. However, it can also be a statement feature and look very stylish.

Here are our top 5 tips on choosing your perfect kitchen flooring.

Kitchen Example 1

1.) Contrast is your friend

Contrasting your kitchen cabinets with your floors is a great way to make your room look bigger. Whether you choose a dark stone finish or wood effect, these look fantastic with white or cream cabinets, walls and ceilings.

Beautiful Modern Kitchen

2.) Think about kitchen flooring patterns

Make a feature of your flooring with beautifully patterned floor tiles – they’re definitely the standout piece if designed correctly. Consider your colour scheme carefully when playing with pattern – they should complement the kitchen units.

Take a look at some of our previous kitchen projects for inspiration on our Instagram or Facebook page.

Preparing Sub Floor

3.) Don’t forget the subfloor

When it comes to carpets, most will advise that the under-lay is key and it’s no different with kitchen flooring. Make sure your subfloor is properly prepared and perfectly flat is vital. If it isn’t you could end up with a substandard surface subject to cracks and movement.

Also, your builder or tiler will probably need to use re-level the compound to ensure a smooth finish. 

Laminate Example

4.) Fake it until you make it

Laminate isn’t just a cost-effective flooring option – modern laminates often come with long guarantees, are super-durable and can be used with underfloor heating. Plus, advancements in digital imaging technology mean that wood-effect versions like this one are virtually indistinguishable from the real deal.

Beautiful Kitchen

5.) Wood – looks great but has a few negatives

Solid wood looks fantastic in your kitchen but will need careful treatment and maintenance to stop it warping due to water damage. If you are 100% sold on solid wood, try having different flooring in areas like the sink and laundry room that are subject to more water being splashed on. Perhaps you could consider laminate flooring which looks great and is a perfect alternative to wood if you’re on a budget and can’t be bothered with the maintenance side of the wood. 

We hope these kitchen flooring tips help you when designing your dream kitchen. If you need any advice or assistance, please don’t hesitate to pop into our Ilkley showroom or call us on 01943 817477.