Choosing a kitchen floor covering for the uninformed can be a daunting task. It is more important to give preference not so much to beauty as to practicality. And if possible, combine these two parameters. We invite you to deal with the flooring for the kitchen. Ideal floors in this room should be moisture resistant, easy to clean from household and food contaminants (fruit juices, wine, fat, etc.), have a durable surface, be decorative and fit into the overall design of the apartment (house). Many modern floor coverings meet these parameters in one way or another. Let’s pay attention to the most suitable options, as well as analyze their advantages and disadvantages during operation. Then you can decide for yourself which flooring is best for your kitchen.
Linoleum – a coating you can trust. Perhaps most often, the floor in kitchens is covered with linoleum flooring. This material is resistant to abrasion, is not afraid of moisture and hot steam, it is easy to clean, it is unlikely that a trace will remain on it after a heavy object falls. Linoleum is characterized by a low price, as well as a straightforward installation method that you can master yourself. In addition, linoleum, thanks to its huge assortment, allows for a variety of design ideas. It can be either a plain floor covering or an imitation of various more expensive materials: tiles, parquet, stone, metal.
The disadvantage of linoleum can be attributed to the formation of dents in the location of heavy furniture (refrigerator, cabinets, etc.). However, if furniture is installed in your kitchen “for centuries” and you are not going to move it, then you should not worry about the presence of dents – you will only learn about their existence when replacing the floor covering.