>> May 13, 2014
When it comes to upgrading the look and feel of your kitchen area every last detail counts, and flooring is a huge part of creating the luxury result you desire. There are many flooring options on the market, each of which offers a durable and high spec finish.
Here we explore the top five floor types for the kitchen so you can give the hub of the home a real makeover…
Go vinyl but not vintage
Vinyl certainly has a bad rep, a favourite during the 1970s this flooring option was available in many psychedelic patterns and colours, however in recent years vinyl floors are making a comeback. Gone are the crazy colours and prints, today’s vinyl flooring channel a more luxury look for less.
A concrete flooring choice
The polished concrete can also be customised to suit your style of kitchen seamlessly. Tinted sealants, dyes, stains and metallic coatings can be applied to guarantee a finish that is utterly unique.
Embrace a high end trend
Whilst we all know fashion has no bounds, it seems like this season’s hottest trend is equally as daring and dramatic. Leather floor tiles are the hottest look this spring / summer, usually reserved for those envied designer bags and shoes, leather tiles can add a touch of opulence to any room in the home. Many of these products have also been treated to make them ultra-durable and easy to maintain.
Glass can also create the wow factor is any kitchen area, whilst glass floors may sound like they are at the cutting edge of the flooring industry, the product is nothing new and this usually delicate material is used as flooring throughout many commercial buildings.
No need to tread carefully either, this specialist product has been reinforced to provide added strength and slip resistance.
Salvage something special
Hardwood flooring has always been a popular choice for both period and modern homes, however, opting for a more sustainable method of sourcing can create a whole new look! Salvaged wooden floors provide a worn in look that is oh so now! Salvaged from barns and factories, no two planks of wood are the same and every imperfection counts towards the wider finish.
This post was written by Brittany Thorley. She works for Ready Mix Concrete Online and regularly advises on how to use concrete creatively at home.