At Discount Worktop Store we are, naturally, all about offering great quality kitchen worktops at fantastic discounted prices whilst offering great customer service.
But that doesn’t mean we only care about your kitchen worktops. We fundamentally want you to have a great looking kitchen. So from worktops to cabinets, lighting to flooring, we are here to help with some ‘food for thought’ advise that you can use to help you get the dream kitchen that you have always dreamed of.
And todays topic is flooring. Whilst cabinets and worktops are important, something that a lot of first time kitchen buying/designing clients forget about is flooring.
A kitchen floor has to be hard wearing, easy to clean and complimentary to the rest of the kitchen design. So what are your options? We there is wooden plank flooring, flagstones, parquet flooring, stone flooring, concrete flooring, rubber flooring, vinyl and tiles. And withing all of those categories, there are countless styles, patterns and colours.
You may have noticed that we didn’t mention carpet as an option. That is because, whilst there have been some great strides in carpet material of late, there are so many added issues that have to be considered with carpet from vacuuming up crumbs to cleaning up stains which can be done so much more quickly and easily on other flooring material. If you want a carpet floor in your kitchen, go ahead, there are some great options but make sure you check that the carpet you have in mind will be able to withstand the wear and tear of heavy foot traffic and the constant chemical cleaning of spilt tomato soup, red wine and beetroot.
So outside of carpet flooring, what is best for you? Well a question you need to ask yourself is what kind of feeling do you want from your kitchen. Do you want the warmth of a wooden floor or the cool feel of tiles. Tiles are very easy to maintain and clean and whether you go for a mosaic patterned tile design that falls back to Victorian times or you go for a modern high gloss and bright white option, there are no shortage of options.
If you go for wooden flooring, there are a few care and maintenance issue that you will have to contend with but nothing too daunting. One word of warning for wood is that if you go for wooden kitchen worktops then you will need to keep an eye on the colour and grain style of the floor. Think of it in the same way as having a light pine wooden chest of drawers next to a dark mahogany example, the contrast may not be what you are looking for.
When it comes to kitchen flooring, the best advise we can give you is to pick something that will work with how you want to use the kitchen. And once you have narrowed down the flooring material, you can then work on picking colours and patterns to go with your dream kitchen.