Kitchen flooring should be hard-wearing and practical, but it needn’t be dull. Fake it with parquet vinyl or add luxe with real wood, we’ve got all your kitchen flooring options covered
Wow with engineered boards
Engineered wood flooring can withstand pretty much whatever your busy kitchen throws at it. It’s super durable and can even be used with underfloor heating, making it an ideal choice for open plan kitchen/dining/living spaces. Oak Andante by Boen available in a choice of styles (from €70 per square metre) from Grain & Groove.
Fake it with parquet effect vinyl
Create a modern parquet look with the ashy grey tones of Storm Oak luxury vinyl flooring. Featuring a hand-scraped emboss that gives an authentic look without the difficult upkeep, it’s the perfect style to add character to your kitchen design project. Pictured here is Storm Oak parquet flooring (€82.79 per square metre) from Karndean Design Flooring.
Go for graphic geometrics
Statement tiles are very on trend and are perfect for enlivening a small galley space or giving a pattern pop to plain cabinetry. Keep wall coverings simple so as not to detract attention from the floor. Here are Cuadrado Caribe tiles (€42 per square metre) from Tile Merchant.
Add luxe with dark wood
Dark stained boards look fantastic when paired with pale walls and large expanses of glazing. If you’re laying them in a large, open plan space consider wide planks which will visually make the room seem less cluttered and larger than it is. Seen here is Terra Mater engineered oak in a dark, smoked custom finish from The Hardwood Floor Company.
Step on stone look tiles
Create a bold aesthetic in your kitchen with large format, realistic marble flagstone effect, porcelain tiles. They look like natural stone but are much easier to install and maintain. Here are Stone Burlington white by Casa Dolce (from €136.07 per square metre) from Tilestyle.