Kitchen floors have come a long way since tea cosies and curled-up vinyl everyone kept tripping over. Today, homeowners have so many styles and designs to choose from. Floors are also far more environmentally friendly and easy to maintain than before.
The kitchen is the heart of the home and a bustling area where the family congregates, homework gets done, loving meals are prepared, the kids conduct their science experiments and the dogs curl up for a snooze. By the time you are all ready for bed and the light is turned off, you can be sure the floor breathes a sigh of relief!
These floors must stand up to the daily comings and goings of a busy family. There are many flooring options available today which can not only take the knocks, but will continue to take them with a smile for years to come.
Here are 6 factors to consider when you want to get your kitchen a new floor:
- Safety: With hot cooking surfaces and boiling water around, you want slip-proof flooring.
- Water resilience: Even the best chefs are going to have an “oops” and spill something on the floor. The kids are bound to knock a bowl of cereal over and Rover may have a dribbling problem when he comes in to take a long leisurely drink of water from his bowl. All of these little spills should not add up to a massive flooring headache. Laminate flooring, for example, is moisture-resistant and very easy to maintain.
- Wear and tear: Good floors must be able to withstand objects being dropped or high-heel shoes and dog nails over the surface all day long. A high-quality floor will stay beautiful for a long period of time.
- Longevity: Durability is a key factor. Whether you choose laminate or vinyl flooring, these should come with a lengthy guarantee to give you added peace of mind.
- Style: Real hardwood floors are exquisite, but they are also very expensive. If you have dreamed of a real hardwood floor in your kitchen, you may be surprised to know you can now afford one! Laminate and vinyl flooring options today mimic real hardwood so effortlessly and convincingly, even you will be astounded at the end result. There is no need to break the bank to get a new, modern, classic floor your family will love and enjoy.
- Investment: Flooring is an investment and if you want to get a great return on that investment, you must be confident the flooring you have chosen is best suited to the area you intend installing it in. Kitchens have unique needs when it comes to what is underfoot, so always bear this in mind.
Having given you 6 factors you need to consider when investing in new floors for your kitchen, we invite you to visit your nearest Top Carpets and Floors branch where one of our consultants will help you choose the right floor for your particular requirements.