It is often said that the kitchen is the heart of the home. No matter the occasion, it’s where family and friends most often end up congregating, socialising, and making and eating meals together. The very nature of this space and how it is used leads to some unique requirements in terms of suitable flooring solutions when compared to other spaces in a household.
First, you want your kitchen to reflect your personal sense of style and radiate warmth. The selected flooring solutions will play a large part in this, as it adds significantly to both the look and feel of a room. Your choice should match your style, whether it is country living or modern, industrial or minimalist, eclectic or traditional, in order to create a unified, complete visual design.
Second, you want to ensure that you only consider durable flooring solutions that will be able to withstand the wear and tear associated with a kitchen. There is no point in choosing a product that will look weathered after a year or two. There are a few things to consider:
- Foot traffic: Kitchens often endure more foot traffic than other rooms in a house, which can lead to scuffs and scrapes.
- Heat exposure: Depending on your setup, there might be some residual heat from certain appliances, which could potentially warp or discolour certain floor products that are not suited for this environment.
- Dropped utensils and other items: We all have moments where we drop a glass, a pot, a knife, or some other kitchen utensil while cooking, baking or cleaning, so you preferably want flooring solutions that won’t dent, scratch or chip easily.
- Moisture: The same goes for spills and drips, which happen more often than we care to mention, and not all floor types are equally suited to withstand the damage that can be caused by exposure to moisture.
Third, you want something that is easy to clean and requires little maintenance. Because you’re working with food and spillages tend to happen in the kitchen, you’ll definitely want flooring solutions that are quick and easy to clean and don’t require special cleaning materials or equipment.
Selecting the Ideal Solution for You
Modern Cushion Vinyl is one of the most popular and best-suited kitchen flooring solutions available on the market today. They are hygienic, versatile, durable, and environmentally friendly. What’s more, they’re also exceptionally affordable and ridiculously quick and easy to install. Quality Cushion Vinyl flooring is moisture-resistant and manufactured with a ‘wear layer” which protects it against most scratches, scuffs and stains. They require very little maintenance and are very easy to clean. A mere sweep with a broom or wipe with a damp mop will remove most dirt particles. Plus, they’re available in a wide range of stone, wood- and tile-look options to suit your design style.
To find the option that suits you best, browse the Top Carpets and Floors range of kitchen flooring solutions available on our website, visit one of our more than 130 stores and showrooms nationwide, or make use of our Room Visualiser to help you choose your favourite product.