When you think about a new kitchen, you tend to think about the appliances, cupboards and benchtops. It is important for functional and aesthetic reasons that these are well chosen and placed. Something else that is just as important but may be easily overlooked is the type of flooring you have in your kitchen.
When choosing your kitchen flooring, it is important to consider a few things. Here is a quick guide for you when it comes to some of the choices available.
Foot Traffic and Maintenance
Your kitchen flooring is not like the other floors in your home. The kitchen floor will be subjected to all kinds of mishaps and damages. Food will fall onto it, liquid will no doubt be spilt on it and if you spend a lot of time in the kitchen, it has an increase of foot traffic. This means the flooring you choose needs to be durable, hygienic and easy to clean. When you are discussing your proposed kitchen designs with a qualified kitchen designer in Brisbane, you should discuss the kind of flooring that suits a kitchen best.
Start With Colours And Textures
You may start with the colours and textures. Lighter coloured flooring may give a wonderful open and light effect but will tend to make dirt and grime easy to spot. Dark colours may make the area seem to small and stuffy but some dark colours make the room look more modern. You might like to take into account the floor plan of the kitchen as well. This can also affect whether or not the area looks large or small.
Tiles are a common material for kitchen floors. There are different options to choose from and can be selected to compliment your kitchen benchtops. Tiles are easy to clean, when it comes to cleaning up spills and are considerably sturdy. They don’t tend to wear out easily from heavy foot traffic. They generally hold their look for quite a long time so long as they are cared for properly.
Polished floors look beautiful anywhere in the home and if you have them in the lounge then it may make sense for this to extend to the kitchen. Especially if you have an open plan kitchen. Polished floors are quite easy to clean when it comes to spills but they do need to be polished and cared for to keep their lustre and appeal.
Polished concrete is becoming more popular for use in kitchens because of its easy-to-clean and hygienic qualities. It is very durable and can have non-slip additives put in if the kitchen tends to be messy and you’d want it to be a safer place.
There are lots to consider for your kitchen flooring. Once you have pin-pointed your needs, you will be ready to discuss your options with a kitchen designer. Give our designers and consultants at Craftbuilt Kitchens a call. We’d be glad to help you plan your dream kitchen!