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Which floors can you use in the kitchen?

Whether you’re the kind of cook that makes works of art or the kind that could burn water, you’ll know how frantic things can get in the kitchen. Shuffling feet, heat from the fryer, splashes from the sink – all of these things have the potential to damage a kitchen floor. Here we’ll explain your best choices for a kitchen floor that is built to last.

Luxury Vinyl Tiles

All our Luxury Vinyl Tiles (LVT) are completely waterproof. As they are made from PVC, vinyl simply won’t react with the water. They are also tough enough to tolerate the high traffic without denting or scratching due to their tough wear layer. In short, LVT is the toughest kitchen floor sell.

Laminate Flooring

Laminate flooring is tough against scratches and fairly resistant to moisture, but splashes can seep in over time so remember to dry up splashes as soon as possible! If you’re looking for a low-maintenance kitchen floor, Quickstep’s Impressive range is a 100% waterproof laminate floor with an ultra-realistic textured finish – perfect for your kitchen.

Real Wood / Natural Carpets

If you’re after solid wood or natural carpet floors, we’d recommend against them for the kitchen. Solid wood flooring can warp in the changing moisture and our Natural Carpets can be weakened by the water. Oiled engineered floors aren’t suitable as they offer less moisture resistance than lacquered floors.

If you’re really set on the luxury of a real wood kitchen floor, lacquered engineered boards are your best bet, as the finish will help them resist splashes and engineered floors are designed to withstand changing temperatures. Always dry up splashes straightaway.