Which flooring?

When it comes to deciding which flooring to have in your kitchen, there are many factors to take into consideration. Not only do you need to bear in mind the area’s exposure to dirt and moisture but, as your kitchen is likely to be used frequently, you also need to make sure the surface is durable and easy to clean.

Most people choose to have hard wood flooring in their kitchen because it is the best for withstanding moisture and is incredibly long lasting. Carpet isn’t usually an appropriate option because it is prone to staining, discolouring and shrinking. What’s more, it can be difficult to remove tough stains from a fabric surface.

Hard wood is a popular choice among interior designers and homeowners because it provides an easy way of incorporating natural beauty and elegance into the home. It is also comfortable underfoot and (with the right construction) withstands moisture.

However, when it comes to your kitchen flooring, your decision to opt for hard wood doesn’t end there. You also need to bear in mind the construction of your boards, as well as their aesthetic finish. You will also need to consider the species of wood you want to bring into your home – oak, walnut, maple or ash for example.

This is an incredibly personal choice, of course, and so much will depend on your own needs and preferences – as well as the existing decor in your home. For example, if your home gets a lot of light and boasts striking features, you may wish to opt for walnut flooring.

Walnut wood looks particularly sophisticated, decorative and lavish due to its moderate natural lustre. Not only does it carry all the natural characteristics of wood, but is also injects warmth into the room, making it feel cosy and welcoming. It can be selected in a variety of tones and finishes to match your own unique style.

As well as their aesthetic qualities, walnut floorboards can also bring other benefits to your home. Unbeknown to many, they have proven especially shock resistant, with great dimension stability and durability. You can opt for either solid wood or engineered construction, but the latter is superior in a number of ways.