Kitchen flooring – materials
Kitchen flooring is an important part of your home design. Although, it tends to be overlooked while deciding on design or décor it’s a vital part of your kitchen, that can truly make a difference. There are many materials that you can choose from deciding on kitchen flooring, but be careful to firstly consider all the particularities of kitchen environment, that is take into account all the harmful factors that can impact the way your kitchen flooring looks. After all, you need your kitchen to be practical and highly functional, and only later aesthetically pleasing and welcoming. The harmful factors that you need to take into consideration are: humidity and possible liquid splashes, heat and possible burnings, heavy impacts and remains of food that can fall down on the floor and be forgotten. These are just the basic kitchen-specific factors that can influence the way your floor looks. Be sure to keep them in mind when deciding on kitchen flooring materials.
Luckily, the newest trends are constantly developing and despite the limitations there is more and more materials to choose from, when it comes to kitchen flooring. For example, starting from cheaper solutions there is rubber flooring, linoleum flooring, vinyl flooring or tiles. From more unusual options you can choose from stone floor or ceramic tiles or set on industrial style and choose concrete or resin flooring. When it comes to wood, it’s better to set on engineered wood which is better suited to withstand all the above mentioned harmful factors. Finally, apart from difficult conditions you need to also think about underfloor heating or other possible options.
Kitchen flooring and worktops – effective combinations
If you’re looking for effective combinations of kitchen elements, good idea is to think of coordinating flooring with worktop design. Basically, there are two ways to achieve great results. Firstly, you can decide on the same finish (matt or shiny) and go with the same or closely similar color. Only imagine light brown engineered wood flooring combined with light brown granite worktop. Both of them shiny and smooth and reflecting the light in unison. Another idea to go is to use the same color but different finishes. This design is a really interesting solution and can have a great effect. Imagine highly polished ceramic tiles flooring, all black and shiny staying in contrast to pitch black and matt marble worktop. This too looks like an interesting idea.