Your kitchen and bathroom flooring needs to tick many boxes: you need a floor that is resistant to spillages, unlikely to warp, easy to clean, while being available in a range of styles to fit in with your existing design aesthetic. Read on to find out the best flooring types for kitchens and bathrooms.
Flooring has moved on a long way since the 1970s in which everyone seemed to have brittle sheet vinyl, often containing asbestos. These days you have the luxury of picking from many options, all of which have their own pros and cons. Hard flooring, such as ceramic tile, is durable and hard-wearing, but can feel a little cold underfoot. If you want something a little warmer, wood is an option, but make sure it’s treated properly so as not to warp if it gets wet. It’s worth checking that your ventilation works properly prior to fitting a new floor to avoid moisture getting trapped underneath and causing problems.
Vinyl flooring is budget-friendly, durable and easy to lay, with the added bonus of being available in various patterns and colourways; giving you the freedom to choose a design that complements your current space.
A natural stone floor will last for many years, but will need to be treated and finished properly to allow it to repel moisture and spillages. It has a timeless feel, and works well in both modern and classic kitchen and bathroom designs.
Underfloor heating is a consideration when choosing your flooring, and also the ideal time to install it, if you wish to do so. It’s always wise to check with your flooring manufacturer that it’s suitable for use with underfloor heating before making a decision.
If you have any questions or would like some advice on the best flooring options for your kitchen or bathroom, contact us!