Kitchen Floor – Get It Right, It’s The Busiest Room In The House

Kitchen floor tiles need to be durable for what is the busiest room in the houseThe kitchen is one of the busiest rooms in a house. Not only is it busy, but it is subject to all sorts of abuse including hot oils and cooking products that can potentially cause bad staining. It’s important to get your kitchen flooring right from day one – it could be an expensive decision if you get it wrong.

Linoleum and vinyl are two of the most common kitchen floor surfaces, and whilst it’s cheap to buy and lay initially, it has a short life span and can be easily damaged. Most people opt for Linoleum as a ‘first’ floor with the intention of upgrading at a later date – then never quite getting around to it.  One of the benefits of vinyl and linoleum is that it is soft underfoot – however, apart from price, there are few other benefits.

Ceramic tiles are becoming very popular kitchen floor options, especially in modern kitchens where the counter tops are created using the same tiles. Ceramic tiles are hard wearing, stain resistant, and don’t ‘lift’ or ‘blister’ over time. The downside to ceramic tiles is they are rock hard under foot, and can be quite cold (although that is a welcome relief in a hot summer).

Granite is a natural stone that can be cut into slabs or tiles, polished and sealed then used on a kitchen floor. Like ceramic tiles, granite is hard wearing, stain resistant, and at the very least, cool under foot. Granite will most likely outlast all of your kitchen appliances several times over – that’s durable for you.

Other kitchen floor options include slate, porcelain, travertine, and, for real class, marble. Each tile has its pros and cons, so talk to a flooring specialist before making your final decision. The flooring specialists at Éco Dépôt can help you find the best option for your kitchen floor – being the busiest room in the house, you do need to get it right from day one.