Making sure the flooring in your home is fit for purpose, along with being stylish and visually appealing, can be a challenge at times. The kitchen is often one of the hardest rooms to decide what kind of flooring to choose. There are obviously pros and cons to each type of flooring, but one type which works really well in kitchens is vinyl flooring.
There are some really useful benefits to vinyl flooring, particularly in the kitchen. Now that the new year is here, some of you may be thinking about some home renovation projects, and the kitchen is often a big one on many peoples lists. When it comes to the flooring, why not keep these benefits in mind.
Highly durable and long-lasting
Luxury vinyl tiles, sometimes known as LVT, are really durable, and this is crucial for a room like the kitchen, where there will be a high amount of foot traffic. Kitchens are often the heart of the home and will be used at least three times a day by all member of the household. For this reason, you need a floor that is going to withstand lots of foot traffic. Furthermore, because changing the flooring in your home can be a stressful and challenging process, you want to avoid doing it regularly. With LVT, because of its durability, it can withstand heavy foot traffic while lasting for many years, along with being resistant to dents and scratches.
Easy to maintain
In kitchens, particularly as food or liquids can often be dropped or spilt, you need a floor which is easy to maintain and won’t be impacted by stains. Vinyl flooring is an excellent option for this as it requires far less maintenance and effort to clean in comparison to other flooring options such as hardwood or ceramic tiles. Regular sweeping and occasional mopping are the main cleaning requirements, and for busy families less cleaning work is definitely a bonus! When comparing this to flooring such as ceramic tiles, there are no tricky grout lines to deal with, which makes your life easier.
Walking into your kitchen first thing in the morning, you want to be greeted by a comfortable and warm environment to enjoy your breakfast in, getting your day off to the best possible start. One of the key benefits to vinyl flooring is that it’s very comfortable underfoot. In comparison to wood or stone, vinyl is naturally warmer. Furthermore, vinyl works really well with underfloor heating, so if you want to install a system in your kitchen to change the way the room is heated, vinyl flooring is the perfect partner for this.
Variety of styles
We all have different tastes and styles for our homes, and this isn’t limited to furniture and accessories. Some people prefer a stone finish, whereas others prefer wood or a more abstract finish. Vinyl flooring provides this flexibility in design while still providing the advantages listed above. LVT can also be arranged in a range of laying patterns. This means if it’s a wood finish you want for your kitchen flooring, you can achieve designs such as parquet, basket weave or French weave, without using real wood.
If you are thinking of having a new kitchen this year, or just freshening up your kitchen with some new flooring, vinyl has many advantage’s which makes it an excellent option for kitchens. If you have any experience of vinyl flooring in your kitchen, why not let us know in the comments section below.
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