When planning a new kitchen, the flooring can sometimes be an after-thought. As the largest surface in any new kitchen, however, considering the flooring first can pay dividends.
Porcelain tiling is stylish, limestone offers elegance and sophistication while wooden floors add warmth.
There are of course any number of options to suit every taste, lifestyle and budget - from laminate to luxury vinyl, natural stone to patterned tiles.
Choosing the right flooring requires some thought. The materials used for a new kitchen can enhance the overall look and design and bring different rooms together for a seamless and fluid style.
Underfloor heating is popular and works best with porcelain or stone flooring but wouldn’t be suitable for most wooden floors.
Durability is a key factor, particularly for homes with pets and children or where the kitchen will be a hub of activity with regular entertaining.
It is worth budgeting a little more for flooring that can either be a key feature or the perfect finishing touch.
Creating mood boards using samples of the styles, colours and materials preferred can help to visualise the overall look of a new kitchen.
A white oak floor may work well with contrasting black marble granite worktops for example but lose its effect if laminate surfaces are selected.
Taking samples home is highly recommended as materials may look entirely different within the setting of your home environment compared to the carefully lit context of a showroom or shop floor.
Every element of a new kitchen should be budgeted for from the start to avoid falling into the trap of overspending on units and appliances only to find that little budget is left for flooring of the same quality and standard - both limiting the options available and potentially spoiling the entire look and feel of the room.
Every detail is important when designing a new kitchen. It is worth taking the time to plan and mix and match different colours, styles and materials before making decisions on the final design.
The father and son team of designers at Beau-Port Kitchens will take you step-by-step through the journey before delivering the kitchen of your dreams. We work hand-in-hand with customers to design a kitchen that not only works, but one that can be admired and enjoyed for years to come.
We are passionate about creating high-quality kitchens at a price that suits your budget. Get one step closer to having your dream kitchen by contacting Beau-Port Kitchens today to arrange your free initial consultation on 01420 571322 (Bentworth) or 023 9241 4370 (Southsea). For inspiration, have a look at some of our other kitchen designs here.