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What type of flooring is best for kitchens?

Breeze Oak Vinyl Flooring in a white kitchen, table in the middle

What is the best flooring to have in a Kitchen?
The best type of kitchen flooring is a waterproof one that won’t be affected by liquid spills or splashes and one that is hard wearing. We’ve all accidentally spilt food or drink in the kitchen at some point, or splashed water onto the floor from the kitchen tap whilst doing the dishes. Engineered wood flooring and solid wood flooring can both be ruined by moisture. The best waterproof flooring for kitchen areas is vinyl flooring as it is durable and 100% waterproof which makes it perfectly suited for areas such as kitchens, utility rooms and bathrooms.

What is the easiest Kitchen floor to maintain?
The fact that vinyl flooring is waterproof makes it the easiest kitchen floor to clean which means it is also the easiest to maintain as cleaning is the majority of the maintenance. The waterproof design means you can wash the floor without worrying about getting it wet like you would with wood flooring and laminate flooring. Its durability means it is unlikely to damage and need repairing. The best flooring for high-traffic kitchen areas such as in restaurants is safety vinyl as it is specifically designed for use in high-traffic commercial areas. To wash and disinfect safety vinyl you are able to use a mop and bucket with antibacterial soap as the flooring completely contains the liquid.

Here you can see how effectively our Stone Oak Luxury Vinyl Tile Flooring imitates real wood, whilst being 100% waterproof

Is vinyl plank flooring good for kitchens?
Vinyl plank flooring is ideal for residential kitchens thanks to its durable and waterproof design. Vinyl plank is simply one of the styles that vinyl flooring is available in along with others such as Herringbone, Stone Tile and Chevron. Vinyl flooring in any style is the best flooring for small kitchen areas such as residential properties.

Is vinyl or laminate better for kitchens?
Vinyl flooring is far better suited for kitchens than laminate flooring because vinyl is waterproof and laminate is not. Laminate can be easily ruined if it comes into contact with excess moisture which is highly likely to happen in a kitchen where drinks are poured and dishes are washed up. Vinyl is often the best flooring for kitchen and living room areas as many vinyl tile flooring products are high quality and in individual plank forms, this imitates real wood effectively and creates a high end appearance. The combined premium appearance and waterproof design allows the same flooring to be used seamlessly throughout different rooms including kitchens and bathrooms.

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