Which types of flooring are suitable for kitchens?

When you’re choosing the flooring for your kitchen, you want something that is easy to clean, water-resistant and durable. Carpets or wooden flooring would be very vulnerable to all kinds of stains and would not be able to cope with the humidity in the room. Therefore we recommend considering vinyl or laminate for your kitchen, because they mimic wooden flooring but are less prone to staining or cracking. They are also very hardwearing and slip resistant and compatible with under floor heating.

How can I make my small kitchen look bigger?

To make rooms look bigger, it is always a good idea to work with light colours to reflect the natural light. Unfortunately this technique is not very practicable for kitchens, because these rooms are very vulnerable to all kinds of stains and a light floor would just mean high maintenance. For kitchens we recommend a low contrast design for your flooring, which means that highly contrasting colours are avoided. Think about combining light units and tiles with light brown flooring to keep a light atmosphere in a small kitchen. Another option to make a room appear bigger is the use of striped flooring, which creates the illusion of the room stretching towards its edges.

How can I integrate the flooring into the whole room?

Think about using the same or a similar colour for your floor and the kitchen tops to create a harmonious look. Using a plain type of flooring instead of patterned flooring can also be very helpful to achieve a balanced atmosphere.