In any kitchen, the kitchen flooring is one of the most important aspect of the design. Since it is expected that the kitchen floor is going to experience a lot of wear and tear, heavy cleaning and frequent spillage with potentially stain leaving agents, the floor should be designed taking all of these things into consideration.
And moreover, the kitchen floor has to be made in such a way that it does not get slippery over time. When all of these variable are factored in, one would see that kitchen floors need more thought than the rest of the house.
But there are certain guidelines that can be followed when selecting the kitchen flooring.
Knowing the ideal flooring material
There are a lot of options when it comes to kitchen flooring material. You have the classic wooden, the modern tiles, the unconventional brick and even the decadent ceramic. The key is to decide the one that works best for the house. Once you select the material, the rest can be managed easily.
Hardwood is classic, but is difficult to maintain. Marble and ceramic tiles are some of the easiest to maintain. The others such as bamboo and brick involve even more care. It all depends on how much time you have at hand.
The concept of having heated floors in the kitchen and bathroom is something that has become quite a sensation. There can be nothing better on a cold winter morning to step on a warm kitchen floor.
Such heating plans do not work well with wooden floor, but other types of flooring can support such heating apparatus with ease.
Patterns and designs
It is very easy to have patterns and designs for the kitchen flooring when using tiles. You can do some very interesting things with such designs; have designated areas such as cooking and eating have different colored tiles, have a maze or a pathway for easy navigation through the kitchen, match the colors with those of the things kept above them such as stools or ottomans.
Using more than one material
If you want to be super creative, you can use more than one flooring material for you kitchen floor. You can have a solid foundation with one type of material use others in specific areas. For example, you can have your kitchen divided into smaller compartments (if you have the space) and use different type of flooring in each of the sections.
You can do a lot with your kitchen floor; it does not have to monotonous and conventional.