When it comes to designing your new, contemporary kitchen, it is important that you don’t overlook the floor. It’s easy to do so when you are busy thinking about unit and appliances that are needed, but the floor is likely to be the largest surface area in the room, so choosing the right one is important.
From durability to safety and ease of cleaning, your kitchen flooring needs to perform on many levels. It should also be aesthetically pleasing. It should work with the rest of your kitchen, so when you are choosing your kitchen flooring, you should consider the colour scheme of the units and materials involved. Durable laminate and matte porcelain will look great in a modern kitchen, whereas polished concrete is ideal for a contemporary kitchen.
There are many options for kitchen flooring materials, but before you decide you should consider some important points. We have put together this list of what to consider before choosing your kitchen flooring.
The kitchen flooring you choose should complement your units and worktop, so it’s a good idea to go for either a coordinating look with a material that matches your worktop, or a contrasting material that compliments it.
Some kitchen flooring options require regular resealing and specialist product treatments, so it is important to consider whether you will have the time to maintain your kitchen flooring or whether you would prefer a material that is easy to handle.
To be sure that you will still like the kitchen flooring you have chosen from the showroom, take a sample home. The colour may look different under different lighting, or the material may not work well with your units or worktops. Remember that sealing can change the colour, so ensure you have seen a sealed sample before you buy.
If you are planning on having underfloor heating in your contemporary kitchen, be careful on your choice of kitchen flooring to go over it. Though underfloor heating may be used with most modern flooring – stone and concrete retain heat rather well – some wooden floors can be sensitive.
There are many materials to consider for your contemporary kitchen flooring. Here are a few to think about:
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